BPA Safety Innovation Award

8 June 2017

BPA Safety Innovation Award

Romero Sports & Leisure and XL Catlin, BPA's insurance partners, are sponsoring the BPA Safety Innovation Award for Sport Parachuting 2017. 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 XL Catlin as part of their risk management activities in our sport. More on our Safety Innovation Award page. Closing date: Wednesday 1 November 2017.

BPA Wingsuit Nationals 2017

22 May 2017

BPA Wingsuit Nationals 2017

We're proud that the UK hosts the biggest Wingsuit Nationals in World - BPA National Championships in Wingsuit Performance and Acrobatics, from Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May at Skydive Netheravon

BPA Membership Renewal 2017-8

10 May 2017

BPA Membership Renewal 2017-8

To full BPA Members who have not yet renewed for the new membership year from 1 April 2017 - members who are eligible may renew online. 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.

Competitions 2017

31 March 2017

Competitions 2017

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. And keep up-to-date with the latest BPA competitions news on Facebook.

Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries - hurry, applications close on 31 March!

14 March 2017

Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries - hurry, applications close on 31 March!

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 2017 - see royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries  CIs of BPA Affiliated PTOs can countersign valid applications they support.

BPA membership renewal 2017-8

8 March 2017

BPA membership renewal 2017-8

Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the BPA membership year, from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 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.

Refurbished BPA HQ is offically open!

22 February 2017

Refurbished BPA HQ is offically open!

BPA HQ in Leicester officially re-opened on 21 February after a complete refurb - though we never closed! Pictured (l to r) are Martin Soulsby (Chair), with ribbon-cutters Dilys Price OBE, the world's oldest female skydiver, and 16-year-old Matthew Stevens, our youngest full member at the nominal completion date of the refurbishment last December. The re-opening was a great gathering of the clans, including founder member Bernard Green; and long-time NCSO, and current member of the Vice Presidential team John Hitchen, who was presented with the BPA Jim Crocker Sword Award for his outstanding contribution to sport parachuting.

Full BPA Members: Online renewal starts on 1 March

17 February 2017

Full BPA Members:  Online renewal starts on 1 March

Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal for the new BPA membership year, from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 inclusive, starts on Wednesday 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.

Official re-opening of BPA HQ

6 February 2017

Official re-opening of BPA HQ

Truth be told, we never closed! But as the days get longer and we look forward to spring, BPA HQ in Leicester LE2 9TF has its official re-opening ceremony at 11:30 for noon on Tuesday 21 February. The event is expected to last for an hour or so and the media has been invited. Members are welcome to attend providing you let us know in good time, so we don't run out of twiglets! Parking will be at a pay-and-display car park in nearby Blaby with a minibus shuttle to BPA HQ. We'll provide joining instructions to those who are on our list of expected members and guests. For members who visited before the refurb, you won't recognise the old place!

What an Expo that was!

30 January 2017

What an Expo that was!

Thank you to all members, guests, sponsors, speakers, supporters, entertainers, organisers and venue De Vere's planning and delivery teams that made BPA Skydive the Expo 2017 at EMCC Nottingham such a success on Sat 28 Jan. Special thanks to Marie Reynolds and her team at Eventpro UK in Loughborough who took care of logistics. Feedback is that it was the bigest and best BPA Expo yet. Videos of seminars will be going online in due course, please keep an eye on BPA social media. We hope you had a great time meeting friends and living life through our incredible sport. Next year we do it all again at EMCC on Sat 27 Jan 2018.

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