Brian Laithwaite: Outstanding Contribution to the Sport

10 December 2010

Brian Laithwaite: Outstanding Contribution to the Sport

Council has awarded the BPA Jim Crocker Trophy for an Outstanding Contribution to the Sport to Brian Laithwaite in memoriam.

Brian was an exceptional coach/load organiser who served as CCI at two Drop Zones, and devoted decades of dedicated commitment to training the next generation of skydivers.  His enthusiasm and sheer love of the sport shone like a beacon.  No-one was ever left out with Brian.  He knew how to make learning fun.  His greatest satisfaction was to see his fledglings fly, and many have gone on to make their own mark on the sport.  Brian suffered a fatal entanglement in summer 2010.  He lives on in the memory of so many skydivers who look back with tremendous affection on the direction, fun and solace they enjoyed under his wing.

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