Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
In case you weren't able to be with us for the BPA AGM and Awards Presentation Ceremony on Saturday 30 January at EMCC Nottingham - or even if you were, and just want to see it again - it's available on the BPA Skydive the Mag You Tube Channel. In due course, we'll be adding videos of the afternon seminars, too!
Thank you to all BPA members and guests who made the AGM and Expo weekend at the end of January such a great event. Thank you to all the speakers, award winners, exhibitors, organisers, sponsors, commercial partners, suppliers and the hard-working team at our super venue, the East Midlands Conference Centre and the Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Thank you to everyone involved in planning and delivering what we reckon must probably be the biggest ever get-together in the UK of skydivers and those associated with our fantastic sport.
The BPA Annual Report 2015 was approved at the AGM at East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham on Saturday 30 January 2016. The special resolution to change the Articles of Association in line with the principles of good governance was carried. Video: BPA Review of the Skydiving Year 2015
Are you a young BPA Member aged between 16 - 21 years (or 24 years for the follow-on bursary)? Do you hold at least a basic sport parachuting qualification? Do you wish to advance your sport parachuting qualifications but lack the funds? Would a bursary help you to realise your air sport ambitions? Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016 - see royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries CIs of BPA Affiliated PTOs can countersign valid applications they support.
The programme for BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 is a cornucopia of delight for skydivers and everyone associated with our fantastic sport. The only thing we need to make it complete is you! We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 30 January to EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ. Join skydivers from our home nations, the rest of Europe and beyond for a day (and night!) to remember. Check out our promo video. Entry is free of charge to BPA members and guests. Pre-register on the Expo website by 17:00 on Friday 29 January and your name will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw (terms & conditions apply).
The excitement of BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 is captured in the promo video for this unmissable event on Saturday 30 January 2016 at EMCC, Nottingham NG7 2RJ. Check out the video here Register as an Expo visitor now at skydivetheexpo.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes at the Expo prize draw on the day – you need to be there in person at the time of the draw to be eligible to win. See the Expo website for accommodation options as well and more about the fantastic programme we’re putting together with something for everyone.
It's been said of this year's Expo party night live band Dive Exit: "Fresh in amongst the London music scene, the four piece Dive Exit have proved that they can not only hold their own musically against the best, but having each member jump out of a plane mid-flight for their debut video shows the intent of this fresh Rock outfit." And "What can one possibly say about a song that has everything? Not much really because Dive Exit’s “Living Dangerous” has it all” - Rock and Roll Fables See the band and Australian comedian John Robertson free of charge on Expo party night.
Australian comedian John Robertson (pictured) will be giving us a taste of his manic, quick-witted world on the evening of BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 on Saturday 30 January at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ. The BPA Annual Gala Dinner has sold out (sorry!) but there's free entertainment from around 22:00, also including a DJ and live music from 'Dive Exit'. And of course comedian John Robertson, whose reviews include: “If your tastes run to the dark, you must see this show.” - British Comedy Guide, “**** stylish, alternative, funny” - Chortle, “That he’s a skilled stand-up is plain to see”- The List.
There is a part-time fixed term admin job vacancy on the staff at the BPA Office in Leicester - for the new post of Competitions Co-ordinator. Applications close at noon on Friday 5 February. More info here.
BPA Council and staff wish a Happy New Year to members and their families. The BPA Office re-opens on Monday 4 January. We look forward to welcoming members and their guests to the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ on Saturday 30 January. The AGM will include a Review of the Skydiving Year 2015 starring you, our fantastic BPA members! Don't forget to pre-register on the Expo website for the Grand Prize Draw, to be held at 17:00 on Expo day. See you there!
Updated 17 May 2012