Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
BPA seeks our first Independent Non-Executive Directors. Under best practice in governance, the 10 Elected Council Members (Elected Non-Executive Directors) will be joined by two Independent (non BPA Member) Non-Executive Directors to be appointed at the AGM. Applications for the two volunteer Independent Non-Executive Director posts are invited, details on our INED page. Applications close at noon on Friday 28 October. Interviews will be held by the BPA Nominations Committee on Thursday 3 November 2016.
Have you the skills and competences to help set the strategic direction of our sport and our Association? Check out the BPA Council Member role description. Nominations are invited for ten Elected Council Members on BPA Council 2017. Nominees need to be proposed and seconded by current full BPA Members. To stand, please visit the BPA nominations website hosted by independent election administrators Mi-Voice at https://mi-nomination.com/bpa Nominations close at noon on Tuesday 15 November 2016. If there are more nominees than available seats, an election will be held.
Congratulations to Team NFTO (pictured) on winning Bronze Women's 4-way Formation Skydiving at WPC Mondial 2016 in Chicago, USA. Team members (l to r) are Maria Russell, Anna Hicks, Ane Bauerle-Brentford, Simon Brentford (video), and Vana Parker. Congratulations also to Max Hurd, who won Bronze in Speed Skydiving.
Cheer on our British Delegation to the Mondial 2016 in Chicago, USA, from 11-20 September. Competitors: NFTO Skydiving Team, MicroClim8, Team CRWSADERS, Wize Prankers, Varial Freefly, Freefly Euphoria, Revolution Freestyle, Satori XL, Michael Lovemore, Esther Reynolds, Steve Hastings, Janos Leszko, Omni 99, Jason Bird, James Parker, Paul Bantock, Barrie Bremner, Max Hurd. Head of Delegation John Smyth MVO, Team Managers Ian Marshall & Craig Poxon. Official website wpc2016.com News and pix on BPA Facebook. Omniskore for scores.
The award is for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the calendar year deserve special recognition. Please e-mail your nominations giving the name of your nominee with reasons - no more than 250 words, please - to skydive [at] bpa.org.uk by Tuesday 15 November 2016. Council will consider the nominations at its meeting that month. The trophy will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at BPA Skydive the Expo in Nottingham on Saturday 28 January 2017.
BPA invites tenders for a two-part IT project. Part A is for the replacement of our existing BPA Membership Database with a new Personal Information Management System (PIMS). Part B is for 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.
Starting on Friday 26 August there is the BPA Nationals - Accuracy, Swansea And at Skydive Hibaldstow, the rollover of the BPA 4-way FS and 4-way VFS Nationals combined with BPA 8-way FS, Artistics and Speed Nationals. Then there's the BPA Nationals 2016 in Speed 8 at UK Parachuting Sibson on 17-18 September. For results of BPA Nationals 2016 that have already completed, please see our Nationals page.
There are inspiring examples of fantastic service within our sport. And we believe it’s time for them to be recognised. That’s why we’re asking A licence holders and above to tell us about great service you've received from another BPA member... to tell us if you've spotted a BPA Star ! The closing date for receipt of completed nomination form (download BPA Form 296 using the Search Forms box) is Tuesday 1 November 2016... so it's time to get star-spotting!
For dates and venues for this year's BPA British Open Nationals, please see our Nationals page. The FS, Artistics and Speed Nationals are being held in August at Skydive Hibadlstow who have their own competitions website skydivingchampionships.com We're proud to boast the biggest 4-way Formation Skydiving Nationals in the world. Registration for this event - and others! - is open now.
The BPA Office in Leicester pictured taking delivery of a girder. It will hold up the ceiling of the ground floor multi-functional meeting room that has been carved out of the former office space - the offices are moving upstairs. It's part of a complete refurb of BPA's freehold premises to make a digital hub to serve members more efficiently and effectively for the next 25 years and beyond. BPA staff continue to occupy the building as the works take place in phases, whilst BPA meetings are temporarily relocated to a nearby venue. Work is scheduled to take 19 weeks and is due for completion in the autumn.
Updated 17 May 2012