Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
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.
The weekend of 1-3 September sees the 8-way FS, Artistics and Speed BPA Nationals hosted by Skydive Hibaldstow. Registration for these closes at 17:00 on 31 August with early bird discount for registrations before 17:00 on 29 August. More here. Then on 3-5 September it's the CF Nationals, and on 7-9 September the CP Nationals, both hosted by Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell. More here - see also the BPA Nationals page.
As part of BPA's contract with our media partner Archant Dialogue, we're running a campaign in Archant print and digital media to let everyone know about our fantastic sport. With an estimated reach of 3.7m people across a range of Archant titles, our message to first-time jumpers is 'This jump will... make my year / help a good cause / rock my world / prove I can fly'. To learn 'more about skydiving and what a jump will do for you', people are encouraged to visit bpa.org.uk/your-first-jump
Updated 17 May 2012