Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
At the close of nominations at noon on Tuesday 13 November 2018, three nominations had been received for the three elected seats on BPA Council which become vacant at the AGM 2019. As the seats are uncontested, an election ballot has not been triggered. In alphabetical order, the nominees are: Mark Bayada, Tash Higman and Sam Lee. They are therefore elected unopposed to BPA Council for three years: 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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.
Congratulations to team NFTO ('Not For The Ordinary') - Sian Stokes, Vana Parker, Anna Hicks and Kate Lindsley - on winning Gold in the Women's 4-way FS event at the FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018 in Bahrain. This fantastic achievement comes hot on the heels of the team's Silver in the Women's 4-way FS event at the FAI World Parachuting Championships 2018 in Australia.
Tickets for the BPA Annual Gala Dinner on the evening of Saturday 26 January 2019 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ - the Saturday of the BPA AGM and Expo - are on sale now from BPA HQ, price £29.95 each. Please download a booking form by entering 'dinner' or 'Form 239' in the forms search box.
Congratulations to Jamie Arnold and Dan Guest who took Silver in Freestyle, Team NFTO who took Silver in 4-way FS female, and Max Hurd who took Bronze in Speed Skydiving at the 2018 FAI World Parachuting Championships, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Congratulations also to team MicroClim8 who broke the UK National Record in FS 8-way. Results here. Thank you and well done to everyone in our GBR delegation: we're proud of you all.
Good luck to our British delegation who are down under at the 2018 World Parachuting Championships (WPC) in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, which runs until 13 October. The Championships include Speed Skydiving, Artistics, Canopy Formation and Formation Skydiving. Australian Parachute Federation say they plan to deliver the best World Parachuting Championships - ever! Keep an eye on social media for the latest news, the including the event Facebook page as well as the BPA Facebook page with our own page admin direct from the event.
Bedroom reservations at the De Vere Orchard Hotel Nottingham - located adjacent to EMCC, venue for the BPA AGM and BPA Skydive the Expo on Sat 26 Jan 2109 - are now open. Telephone 0115 876 0900 then select option 1, and say the booking is from the British Parachute Association allocation. Applies only to bookings for one or more of the nights of Thu 24, Fri 25 and Sat 26 Jan 2019. BPA bed and breakfast rate, per night: £76.80 double/twin, £64.80 single occupancy. Subject to availability - rooms sell out quickly. See the Expo website for other accommodation options.
Three seats on Council become available for elected members at the AGM on Sat 26 Jan 2019. The election by full (voting) members takes place in advance, over Christmas & the New Year. Nominations are invited from 09:00 on Mon 1 Oct on https://www.mi-nomination.com/bpa Nominations close at noon on Tue 13 Nov. If you are a BPA full member who may be interested, please read Form 178, Duties and responsibilities of a Council Member; and Form 297 Council Member role description (use the 'Search Forms' box). Nominees require a proposer and seconder, who must also be current full members.
The award is for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the year deserve special recognition. Please email your nomination, in no more than 250 words, to skydive[at]bpa.org.uk by Wednesday 14 November 2018. Council will consider the nominations at its meeting later that month. The award will be presented at the awards ceremony following the AGM at BPA Skydive the Expo at EMCC Nottingham on Saturday 26 January 2019.
Updated 17 May 2012