Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
BPA Consolidated Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures are effective from 31 January 2019. The procedures are set out on BPA Form 256. This replaces the former grievance procedure on now-discontinued Form 282. The new Form 256 (issue 6, January 2019) are be available from the forms database on the BPA website (using the 'Forms Search' box). Also updated has been Form 256a Disciplinary Procedure Chart (issue 2, 31 January 2019).
It is with great sadness that BPA has learned of the death of Jim Crocker. A towering figure in our sport, he was the longest-serving Chair of BPA Council, from 1983-90, after which he became our longest-serving Vice President. He was also a Vice President of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom, and Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Aero Club Trust, a registered charity whose flying for youth bursaries have enabled many younger BPA members to progress in our sport. A Midlands-based lawyer by profession, specialising in criminal cases, Jim’s natural style was competitive and combative, and he never failed to make an impression.
The force of his personality, drive and determination was a huge influence in the BPA and he kept his ever-watchful eye on developments in the sport. Jim was clubbable, gregarious and generous in his praise, but never held back when he believed something was amiss. He fought his final battle with ill-health in his typical, determined style, uniting all who knew him in admiration of his fortitude.
BPA Skydive the Expo - Sat 26 Jan at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ - has an app! Plan your day, keep up-to-date with the latest news of the event, through the app. All you need to to is download the Events XD app from your app store, install it on your device, open then search for 'skydive', Select Skydive the Expo then off you go! Not only does it have all the info you need, such as seminar details, floor plans and exhibitor listings, but it also lets you easily download the papers for the BPA AGM 2019 that starts at 10:30.
Updated 17 May 2012