Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
The World Parachuting Championships Mondial 2012 in Dubai is the largest skydiving competition ever held, with over 1,400 competitors in all FAI/IPC skydiving disciplines. Our delegation has the 4th largest number of competitors at 54, taking part in FS, Artistics, Accuracy, CF, CP & Speed. To really get behind our teams you can view live results, keep in touch through the official website and on the BPA Facebook page. GO Team GB!
A highlight of BPA AGM Day at the Leicester Marriott on Saturday 26 January 2013 will be a presentation on the Red Bull Stratos programme by BPA Member Anu Ojha, Director of the National Space Academy, based at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Anu (centre) is pictured with US pioneer Joe Kittinger (left) and current world record holder Felix Baumgartner (right). See the AGM Day page for all the day has to offer. See you there!
Anu's presentation will cover some of the spaceflight/physiological commonalities/challenges, the history of failed attempts including demonstrations of the effect of low pressure on liquids, suit challenges to mobility, aerodynamic control (or lack of it) in the high stratosphere at sub-terminal speeds and an analysis of that nasty transonic spin.
Weve all heard moans about poor service. But we also know there are many examples of fantastic service within our sport. And we believe its time for them to be recognised! Thats why were 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 ! Closing date for this year's nominations: Monday 3 December 2012.
Updated 17 May 2012