Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
There's a great season of BPA competitions this year including UKSL & Grand Prix and the BPA British Open Nationals. For dates and venues visit our UKSL & Grand Prix and Nationals pages. Keep up-to-date with the latest BPA competitions news on Facebook. And our National Delegation takes to the world stage at the World Parachuting Championships 2018 and the Indoor Skydiving World Cup 2018.
BPA has published a Camera Flying Coaching Manual, downloadable from the Training Manuals page of the Training and Progression section of the BPA website, and from the quick link here.
BPA invites tenders for an IT project, for the replacement of our existing BPA Membership Database with a new Personal Information Management System (PIMS) and also replacement of our BPA and BPA Skydive the Mag websites, and closer integration in a BPA web hub to optimise BPA’s online presence. More on our Invitation to Tender page.
Applications are invited for a full-time admin job vacancy at BPA HQ in Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9TF, for Competitions and Awards Co-ordinator / Admin Assistant. More info here.
Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the BPA membership year, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. If you have ratings (that need to be signed off), live outside the UK/Channel Islands/BFPO, or are otherwise not eligible to renew online, a renewal form was included in your Feb issue of the Mag, or can be downloaded (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.
Are you a 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 ambitions in sport parachuting? Then you may be eligible to apply for a Bursary from the Royal Aero Club Tust. But hurry - applications close on 31 March 2018. See royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries. CIs of BPA Affiliated PTOs can countersign valid applications they support.
Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal for the new BPA membership year, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 inclusive, starts on Thurssday 1 March. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. This year's subscription costs less than last year! If you have ratings (that need to be signed off), live outside the UK/Channel Islands/BFPO, or are otherwise not eligible to renew online, a renewal form was included in your Feb issue of the Mag, or can be downloaded from the end of Feb from the BPA website. You can fax or post your completed form to us.
What a skydiving year 2017 was! You can share it in the BPA Review of the Year 2017 (pdf download). And here's our BPA Review of the Year 2017 video. You can also watch seminar presentations from BPA Skydive the Expo 2018 on the BPA Skydive the Mag YouTube Channel - make sure you subscribe to this channel to catch the videos as we post them.
We have an app! Download it now to see everything that's happening at BPA Skydive the Expo 2018, and get live updates throughout the event (at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ on Saturday 27 January). You'll find all the details of our free seminars, including the who, where and when, so planning your day will be a breeze. It also gives you easy access to all of the paperwork associated with the BPA - British Parachute Association AGM. Just head to your chosen app store, download the free 'Events XD' app, and search for BPA.
BPA's AGM 2018 takes place at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RJ at 10:30 on Saturday 27 January. See our AGM page for more. It's on the day of BPA Skydive the Expo 2018 and the BPA Annual Gala Dinner (admission to the dinner is by ticket only) followed by free evening entertainment for all members and their guests. It's always a day - and night - to remember as our vibrant skydiving community comes together in the heart of the UK and we welcome our skydiving friends from home and overseas.
Updated 17 May 2012