Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Congratulations to those of our BPA members who have been awarded The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom Trust ‘Flying for Youth’ Bursaries to help them to achieve their goals in sport parachuting. Well done to you all. 2016 sees the largest number RAeCT of bursaries ever awarded – 50. And half of them have gone to Parachuting! Click on the red ‘more’ button for a list of BPA members who are bursary awardees.
Cara Felicity Pritchard (President's Scholar)
Lucy Austins (Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship)
Lucas Bishop - Army Parachute Association
Emma Reynolds - Skydive Headcorn
Alabama Shanker - Army Parachute Association
Orla Donnelly - Skydive Wild Geese
Morgan Holland, UK Parachuting - Sibson
Henry Simmons - Peterlee Parachute Club
Peiying Lauren Jiang - Headcorn
Emily Thornton – SkydiveBuzz. Dunkeswell
Laura Sidhom - Skydive Northwest
Kieran Hogan - Peterlee
Lucy Marriott - Skydive Langar
Will Howes - Headcorn
Shelby Collins – SkydiveBuzz, Dunkeswell
Joanna Fitch - Skydive Northwest
Jordan Dickinson - Skydive Northwest
Ellie Marshall - Skydive Langar
Jon Hancox – SkydiveBuzz, Dunkeswell
Levi Hamill - Skydive Wild Geese
Sam Carter - UK Parachuting
Edward Cracknell - Skydive Langar
Kel Spittle - Skydive Langar
Dan Guest – Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell
Eve Mason - Skydive Langar.
Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the new BPA membership year, from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. The subscription rate is 2.9% down on 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 (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.
New from BPA is the Tracking Manual for coaches. Available for download from the traning manuals page of the BPA website, the Tracking Coaching Manual is designed to teach skydivers the art of tracking in a multitude of axes. It covers the training requirements to obtain each of BPA's tracking grades and promote 'in-air' safety in preparation for jumping with others. Tracking grades TR1, TR2 and TR3 require successful completion of the standards set out in the BPA Operations Manual Section 2, Para 6.10 Tracking [TR].
Updated 17 May 2012