Viewing news posted in December 2015

Happy New Year from BPA

29 December 2015

Happy New Year from BPA

BPA Council and staff wish a Happy New Year to members and their families. The BPA Office re-opens on Monday 4 January. We look forward to welcoming members and their guests to the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ on Saturday 30 January. The AGM will include a Review of the Skydiving Year 2015 starring you, our fantastic BPA members! Don't forget to pre-register on the Expo website for the Grand Prize Draw, to be held at 17:00 on Expo day. See you there!

Season's greetings from BPA

21 December 2015

Season's greetings from BPA

As a year of British skydiving achievements draws to a close, BPA Council and staff send seasonal greetings to members and their families. The BPA Office is now closed for the holidays, re-opening Monday 4 January. We look forward to welcoming members and their guests to the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo 2016 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ on Saturday 30 January. The AGM will include a Review of the Skydiving Year 2015 starring you, our fantastic BPA members! Don't forget to pre-register on the Expo website for the Grand Prize Draw, to be held at 17:00 on Expo day. See you there!

Mikey Lovemore is BPA Taz Causer Skydiver of the Year 2015

3 December 2015

Mikey Lovemore is BPA Taz Causer Skydiver of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Mikey Lovemore for winning Bronze in Speed Skydiving at the World Air Games 2015 in Dubai.  Mikey Lovemore (pictured, photo by Rob Lloyd) is the 2015 British National Champion in Speed Skydiving. At the British Nationals in August he broke the 11-year-old British Speed record with a top speed of 304 mph. The next month he went on to win double silver at the FAI World Cup and European Championships 2015 in Speed Skydiving.  Continued - click on 'more' button...

His average speed of 498.23kph over four jumps is faster than the previous UK record for a single jump. He then went on to break his own record - twice! - by achieving 504.09 kph. He broke 500kph for his first time, one of only five people ever to do this in competition. He is now the 4th fastest speed skydiver ever. The Speed Skydiving Discipline Representative on BPA’s Competitions Committee, Mikey is generous in helping up-and-coming speed skydivers with his time and expertise through coaching. We doubt if there is any UK competitor in speed skydiving who hasn't been helped, encouraged and inspired by Mikey Lovemore.

On receiving news of the award at the World Air Games 2015 in Dubai, in which he is part of the British Delegation, Mikey said "I'm blown away! What a massive cherry on the cake of an amazing year. Thank you BPA for the help and support which has been an invaluable help to my recent achievements. See you all at the AGM."

Updated 17 May 2012

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