Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Congratulations to Team Satori XL - British National Champions in 4-way AAA Formation Skydiving 2015 - Pete Allum, John McIver, Julia Swallow, Milko Hodgkinson and Dave Head (freefall videographer) - pictured at Skydive Hibaldstow on 23 August. Silver was won by Team 4mula, and Bronze by Team Vision 99. Full results for all categories (AAA, AA, A & Rookie) here. See the Nationals page for dates, venues and links for all of this year's Nationals.
Congratulations to Team Omni - Tim Gaines, Gregory Lucas, Martin Roberson, Sarah Boyd and Dan Guest - who won Gold in 4-way at the BPA VFS British Open Nationals at Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell. There's more excitement to come this month with the FS, Artistics and Speed Nationals at Skydive Hibaldstow. Then in September, the Speed 8 Nationals at UK Parachuting Sibson and the Wingsuit Performance & Wingsuit Artistics Nationals at APA Netheravon. See the Nationals page for dates and links.
Download the official BPA registration form. This is a pdf which can be edited and saved. It should then be emailed to the host centre, Skydive Hibaldstow at dz[at]skydiving.co.uk. Entry rules for each discipline can be found on the Nationals page. Team leaders and members can sign this form on arrival at Skydive Hibaldstow. All signatures will be needed before jumping. The dates for 2015 are: 4-way FS: 22-24 August; 8-way FS, Artistics and Speed: 29-31 August; rollover weekend for 4-way: 29-31 August; rollover weekend for 8-way, Artistics and Speed: 5-7 September. More here.
BPA Council has consulted with BPA Members about possible changes to its composition to help to assure a stronger future for our sport. Thank you to members who took part in the consultation. Council is now formulating a plan taking the response to consultation fully into account. More in the Members’ section at the Governance page.
Congratulations to Wez Westley - Gold, Martin Reynolds - Silver, and Daniel Guest - Bronze, photographed at the BPA Canopy Piloting Nationals held at Skydive UK Dunkeswell. There's more excitement to come with the VFS Nationals at Dunkeswell, and the FS 4-way & 8-way, Artistics and Speed Nationals at Skydive Hibaldstow in August. Then in September, the Speed 8 Nationals at UK Parachuting Sibson and the Wingsuit Performance & Wingsuit Artistics Nationals at APA Netheravon. See the Nationals page for dates and links.
BPA Council is consulting with BPA Members about possible changes to its composition to help to assure a stronger future for our sport. The initial consultation period is from 10 June 2015 for two months until 10 August, so Council can formulate a plan taking the response to consultation fully into account. BPA Members are invited to ask questions and/or share your opinions. More in our Members’ section at the Governance page.
Romero Sports & Leisure and Liberty Mutual, BPA's insurance partners, are sponsoring a Safety Innovation Award for Sport Parachuting. Entry is open to BPA members, Affiliated PTOs and Registered Display Teams to submit the most innovative measure to help further to improve safety in our sport. The winner will hold the Award Trophy for a year, with a cash prize of five thousand pounds kindly donated by Romero and Liberty as part of their risk management activities in our sport. More on our Safety Innovation Award page.
The 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance World Cup at Skydive Netheravon (25-29 May 2015) was a great competition, brilliantly organised by Jackie Harper and the team at the Army Parachute Association. The results are: 1st Espen Fadnes (NOR), 2nd Spike Harper (GBR), 3rd Marc-André Denault (CAN). For placings of the rest of the British team (pictured), see our Skydiving World Cup page. Spike Harper is also the World Record holder in Speed - 312.8 km/h, and Jackie Harper Female World Record holder in Time 78.4 secs, Distance 4.059 km and Speed 271.5 km/h.
Updated 17 May 2012