Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
BPA Members - If you've not already opted in to the BPA e-Newsletter, you can do this now using the link here. The newsletter comes out once every couple of months, in non-Mag months, and is a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in the sport.
We're consulting with full members by a membership survey on visual identity options for our upcoming new trading name of British Skydiving. If you're a current full member and haven't received the survey email, please check your spam folder first, then email support[at]mi-voice.com with your name and BPA membership number. The survey closes on Monday 2 July at 23:59.
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.
To full BPA Members who have not yet renewed for the new membership year from 1 April 2018 - 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's a great season of BPA competitions this year including UKSL & Grand Prix and the BPA British Open Nationals. For dates and venues visit our UKSL & Grand Prix and Nationals pages. Keep up-to-date with the latest BPA competitions news on Facebook. And our National Delegation takes to the world stage at the World Parachuting Championships 2018 and the Indoor Skydiving World Cup 2018.
BPA has published a Camera Flying Coaching Manual, downloadable from the Training Manuals page of the Training and Progression section of the BPA website, and from the quick link here.
BPA invites tenders for an IT project, for the replacement of our existing BPA Membership Database with a new Personal Information Management System (PIMS) and also replacement of our BPA and BPA Skydive the Mag websites, and closer integration in a BPA web hub to optimise BPAs online presence. More on our Invitation to Tender page.
Applications are invited for a full-time admin job vacancy at BPA HQ in Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9TF, for Competitions and Awards Co-ordinator / Admin Assistant. More info here.
Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the BPA membership year, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. 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.
Are you a BPA Member aged between 16-21 years (or 24 years for the follow-on bursary)? Do you hold at least a basic sport parachuting qualification? Do you wish to advance your sport parachuting qualifications but lack the funds? Would a bursary help you to realise your ambitions in sport parachuting? Then you may be eligible to apply for a Bursary from the Royal Aero Club Tust. But hurry - applications close on 31 March 2018. See royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries. CIs of BPA Affiliated PTOs can countersign valid applications they support.
Updated 17 May 2012