Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
The new BPA Skydive Starter App showcases our sport to potential, first-time and new jumpers. This free interactive BPA App will appeal to today's tech-savvy world and offers essential information and advice to everyone who has ever wanted to experience a skydive. Adrian Bond, BPA Communications Chair, said: "There's a saying that there are two kinds of people – those who have experienced a skydive and those who haven't." Download the BPA Skydive Starter App App for free at: Apple Newsstand tinyurl.com/skydivestarterapple Google Play: tinyurl.com/skydivestarterandroid
Nominations from members are invited for the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year Award. 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 Thursday 20 November 2014. Council will consider the nominations in December. The trophy will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at BPA Skydive the Expo in Nottingham on Saturday 24 January 2015.
For results of the BPA British Open Nationals 2014 in 4-way and 8-way FS, VFS, Artistics and Speed Skydiving that have recently taken place at Skydive Hibaldstow, see skydivingchampionships.com Next up, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September, it's the turn of CF, Classics (Style & Accuracy) and 8-way Speed at UK Parachuting, Sibson near Peterborough. See the BPA Nationals page for links to the rules and entry form.
Major-General Dare Wilson CBE MC DL (pictured on the occasion of BPA's 50th Anniversary in 2011), BPA Chairman from 1962-66, has died aged 95. After a distinguished military career during WWII, Dare Wilson was a legendary name in the BPA's early days. He was a subscriber to the Memorandum & Articles of Association that incorporated BPA, which had been founded in 1961, as a company limited by guarantee in 1966. The family association with BPA continues, with one of his sons Alex serving on BPA Council from 2007-9. For more on Dare Wilson's life story, see his obituary in The Daily Telegraph.
Updated 17 May 2012