Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Rob Colpus awarded the BPA Jim Crocker Trophy for his Outstanding Contribution to Sport Parachuting
Rob Colpus is an icon in the world of sport parachuting who has made us so proud both on the national and international stage in an abundance of competitions and records. Over the years, he wrote a lot of the rules for Formation Skydiving competitions and designed many of the dives that remain in use today. His contribution to our sport, since the 1970s, is magnificent and varied, continuing long after he stepped down as an active competitor. BPA celebrates this, in his retirement year, by the award of the BPA Jim Crocker Trophy in recognition of his Outstanding Contribution to our Sport.
Jamie Arnold is BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year 2018
Jamie Arnold is the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year 2018. This is for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the year deserve special recognition. In 2018, Jamie and team-mate Dan Guest (BPA Experienced Skydiver of the Year 2017) successfully defended the British National Freestyle title of their team, Volocity, for a 3rd successive year. At the 2018 FAI World Championships in Australia, Jamie won Silver in Freestyle as performer, again with Dan Guest as camera flyer. Jamie has pursued his dream, become a great ambassador for our sport, and an inspiration to others.
BPA Skydive the Expo 2019
We're excited as we count down to BPA Skydive the Expo 2019 - held on the same day as the BPA AGM, Saturday 26 January at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ. It's the biggest event of the BPA year, a great chance to meet friends old and new from across our fantastic sport and beyond. See the Expo website for more, including news of the free-to-attend exhibition and seminars, and where to find local overnight accommodation. Tickets for the BPA Annual Gala Dinner in the evening are available from BPA HQ price £29.95 each - please download a booking form by entering 'dinner' in the forms search box.
Here you'll find a wealth of online resources for skydiving - download the BPA Operations Manual, plus forms you'll need before you can jump in the UK - and much more!
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