Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Skydive the Expo 2020 is on Friday 24 ('industry day') and Saturday 25 January at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RJ. The AGM and seminars, exhibition, grand prize draw and dinner are all on the Saturday. See the Expo website for more. The Gala Dinner is on Saturday evening, price £31 per head, please book using Form 239 (enter 239 in the forms search box)
Skydive the Expo 2020 is on Fri 24 ('industry day') and Sat 25 January. The AGM and seminars, exhibition, grand prize draw and dinner are all on the Saturday. There are few if any on site bedrooms left at the De Vere Orchard Hotel, please check with the hotel by phone on 0115 876 0900 opt 1, quote BPA or 19523326 - £66.74 single occupancy & £76.74 double occupancy, both inc VAT. Rooms are pre-payable /non-refundable. See the Expo website for other accommodation options. The Gala Dinner is on Sat evening at EMCC, price £31 per head, please book with Form 239 (enter 239 in the forms search box).
The Nationals in Canopy Formation (CF) take place at Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell, from 8-10 Sep.
BPA HQ will be closed for staff training by Eudonet (UK) on operation of their OM.Net system customised for the new BPA Personal Information Management System (PIMS) from 09:45 to 16:15 on the following dates: Tue 24 & Thu 26 Sep; and Thu 3 & Fri 4 Oct.
The BPA British Open Nationals in Formation Skydiving take place at Skydive Hibaldstow from 24-27 Aug (4-way FS and Vertical Formation Skydiving) and 31 Aug- 2 Sept (8-way FS). See skydivingchampionships.com The Nationals in Canopy Formation (CF) take place at Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell, from 8-10 Sep.
BPA, soon to be known as British Skydiving, has a vacancy for a part-time Compliance Officer (3+ hours per week). The initial contract period will be for six months, with the possibility of extension. It is envisaged that the post will be externally based. As frequent attendance at BPA HQ in Leicester will be required, the postholder will need to be within easy travelling distance. Application closing date Thursday 22 August, interviews will be held on Thursday 29 August 2019. More here.
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 13 November 2019. 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 25 January 2020.
To full BPA Members who have not yet renewed for the new membership year from 1 April 2019 - members who are eligible may renew online. If you have ratings, including coaching 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 can be downloaded (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.
There are inspiring examples of fantastic service within our sport. And we believe it's time for them to be recognised. That's why we're asking A licence holders and above to tell us about great service you've received from another BPA member... to tell us if you've spotted a BPA Star! To make a nomination, check out the terms and conditions and download BPA Form 296 using the Search Forms box in the header on the BPA website. Closing date for nominations: Friday 1 November 2019.
Updated 17 May 2012