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Royal Aero Club Trust Bursary Winners 2016

27 April 2016

Royal Aero Club Trust Bursary Winners 2016

Congratulations to those of our BPA members who have been awarded The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom Trust ‘Flying for Youth’ Bursaries to help them to achieve their goals in sport parachuting. Well done to you all. 2016 sees the largest number RAeCT of bursaries ever awarded – 50. And half of them have gone to Parachuting! Click on the red ‘more’ button for a list of BPA members who are bursary awardees.

Cara Felicity Pritchard (President's Scholar)

Lucy Austins (Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship)

Lucas Bishop - Army Parachute Association

Emma Reynolds - Skydive Headcorn

Alabama Shanker - Army Parachute Association

Orla Donnelly - Skydive Wild Geese

Morgan Holland, UK Parachuting - Sibson

Henry Simmons - Peterlee Parachute Club

Peiying Lauren Jiang - Headcorn

Emily Thornton – SkydiveBuzz. Dunkeswell

Laura Sidhom - Skydive Northwest

Kieran Hogan - Peterlee

Lucy Marriott - Skydive Langar

Will Howes - Headcorn

Shelby Collins – SkydiveBuzz, Dunkeswell

Joanna Fitch - Skydive Northwest

Jordan Dickinson - Skydive Northwest

Ellie Marshall - Skydive Langar

Jon Hancox – SkydiveBuzz, Dunkeswell

Levi Hamill - Skydive Wild Geese

Sam Carter - UK Parachuting

Edward Cracknell - Skydive Langar

Kel Spittle - Skydive Langar

Dan Guest – Skydive Buzz, Dunkeswell

Eve Mason - Skydive Langar.

BPA membership renewal 2016-7

8 April 2016

BPA membership renewal 2016-7

Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the new BPA membership year, from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. The subscription rate is 2.9% down on last year. 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.

BPA Tracking Manual published

8 April 2016

BPA Tracking Manual published

New from BPA is the Tracking Manual for coaches. Available for download from the traning manuals page of the BPA website, the Tracking Coaching Manual is designed to teach skydivers the art of tracking in a multitude of axes. It covers the training requirements to obtain each of BPA's tracking grades and promote 'in-air' safety in preparation for jumping with others. Tracking grades TR1, TR2 and TR3 require successful completion of the standards set out in the BPA Operations Manual Section 2, Para 6.10 Tracking [TR]. 

Updated 17 May 2012

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