British Skydiving Council Elections 2023 Update
At the close of nominations at midday on Friday 18th November, a total of eleven nominations have been received for the five seats that will become vacant next year at the AGM. As a result of the 5 seats being contested, an election has been triggered. The nominees are, in alphabetical order Mary Barratt James […]
British Skydiving Star Awards 2023
Nominations are open for the British Skydiving Star Awards. The British Skydiving Star Award is our way to recognise members who have gone the extra mile in helping and supporting ‘A’ licence holders and above stay and progress in the sport. Have you received customer 𝗦ervice that deserves 𝗧o 𝗔chieve 𝗥ecognition? Now’s your chance to thank that member and nominate them […]
British Skydiving Council Elections 2023
Nominations are now open for the British Skydiving Council 2023. There are 5 seats up for election this year, an election will be triggered if there are more than 5 nominations. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday the 18th of November at Midday. Please go to the website linked to enter your […]
8-Way FS, VFS, Speed Skydiving Nationals
The 8-Way Formation Skydiving Nationals, VFS 2-way and 4-Way Nationals, and the Speed Skydiving Nationals were completed this weekend at @SkyHigh Skydiving Peterlee 🎉 The results 🎉 FS 8 way – Open 🥇 Microclim8 🥈 Macro Climb In 🥉 Ap8thy FS 8 way – Intermediate 🥇 Macro Climb Out 🥈 Fell8 VFS 4 way – […]
Accuracy Nationals held at Skydive GB
This weekend saw the Accuracy Nationals held at Skydive GB. Congratulations to everyone who competed over the weekend. Thank you to the staff and judges for helping run a smooth competition over the 3 days. We will be sharing some more photos in due course so keep an eye out! The medal results are Classic: […]
An update on the 8 way formation, Speed, and VFS Nationals at SkyHigh Skydiving.
In light of recent events, we just wanted to provide our members with a short update on the nationals this coming weekend. They will still take place on Saturday and Sunday, however in respect for the Queen’s funeral on Monday, there will be no jumping that day. This means that even if uncompleted, the results […]
Statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
British Skydiving is deeply saddened at the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after a reign of over 70 years. As we join the nation in a period of mourning, we pass our condolences on to our Patron, His Majesty King Charles III and the entire Royal Family.
British Skydiving Canopy Formation National Championships 2022
What a fantastic weekend of competition at the Canopy Formation National Championships 2022 at Skydive Langar It was great to see some fierce competition for the top spots! Thank you to all the judges and the dropzone staff for helping to run a smooth operation. The full results are: 4-Way Rotation 🥇 Cark-Rash 🥈 RAFSPA Chinook […]
British Skydiving Canopy Piloting Nationals 2022
Fantastic weather and a great turnout – the British Skydiving CP nationals were completed at the Pink Open 2022 at Skydive Klatovy. The full results of the event are: Overall 🥇 Martin Reynolds 🥈 Wez Westley 🥉 Chris Good Speed 🥇 Martin Reynolds 🥈 Wez Westley […]
Team GB at the 37th FAI World Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships 2022 – Strakonice, Czech Republic.
The 37th FAI World Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships 2022 is currently taking place in Strakonice, Czech Republic. We have 6 wonderful athletes competing for Team GB in these championships. Esther Reynolds Dave Crowhurst Steve Hastings Les Carroll Peter Sizer Tony Simpson With the head of delegation Mary Barratt. We wish you the best […]
British Skydiving Welcomes New Communications Manager
British Skydiving is pleased to welcome our new Communications Manager, Liam Domin-Goddard. Liam joined the team on the 17th May at British Skydiving HQ in Leicester. Liam has been jumping for just over 10 years and is an active instructor and parachute rigger. He brings not only his jumping knowledge but a strong background of […]
Unfortunately, at this very busy time of year, Membership services have been affected by COVID-19. If you require them to renew your membership, please be aware that it may take up to 5 working days to process. Online renewals are unaffected. You may be able to renew your membership at some drop zones, but please […]
Angel Fernandez steps down
Sadly, after three years, Angel Fernandez, our Communications Manager has decided to stand down from his role at British Skydiving. he said, I’ve been very fortunate to have had some incredible experiences and opportunities and have made lifelong friends during my time with the association, both professionally and personally. There are many people I have […]
Coaching Structure Working Group update
Consultation on new Foundation Coach qualification paperwork In early 2020 British Skydiving created a working group to develop a new structure of Coach qualifications. We will be delivering the first qualification this year- the Foundation Skills Coach. This qualification will initially be in Formation Skydiving, Freefly, Wingsuiting, Tracking and Canopy Formation. Other disciplines will be […]
British Skydiving’s Position on the Ukrainian Conflict
Whilst none of us would want for politics to affect our sport and we all have many friends in both Ukraine and Russia, we can not ignore the horrific invasion. An emergency proposal was put to the board at our meeting on Tuesday, to call on the International Skydiving Commission to suspend Russian and Belarusian […]
British Skydiving joins VISIONAIRi’s #1jump1tree initiative
British Skydiving are proud to announce the collaboration with VISIONAIRi’s #1jump1tree initiative. Members who are concerned about their environmental impact from skydiving can help mitigate the effect by donating money that will be used to plant trees to absorb carbon. 1jump1tree have chosen Trees.org as their partner, an established, globally respected charity who have been […]
Membership Renewals 2022-2023
With apologies for the delay, but members can now renew online. Emails will be sent in the morning but you may renew online now by logging into the Membership Portal and selecting the Renewals/Balances menu item. Sadly, donations during renewal are still not quite ready, although we expect them to be in a few days. […]
Development Event Scheme – Coach the Coaches – FS Foundation event
British Skydiving is very pleased to be using its Development Event scheme to support the Coach the Coaches – FS Foundation event (Skydive Langar19-20 Feb). This event is aimed at those who want to become an FS Coach. Over the course of the weekend, there will be plenty of ground school training and putting things […]
Results from AGM 2022 Vote
We are pleased to announce the results from the online AGM vote
Review of the Year 2021
The British Skydiving Review of the Year 2021 has now been published, ahead of the AGM 2022 on Saturday 29 January at 10:30 at EMCC Nottingham NG7 2RJ.
Skydive the Expo Covid-19 Update
Visitors to the Expo will be required comply with new legislation.
British Skydiving HQ Update
Updates at British Skydiving HQ
Christmas and New Year Holiday
British Skydiving HQ Christmas Opening Times
‘Ask Me Anything’ with Craig Poxon
Catch up with Craig’s Q&A
Council Nominations Result
Three nominations had been received for the four seats available on Council
Council Election 2022
Four seats on the British Skydiving Council become available for elected members at the AGM on Saturday January 29 2022.
NFTO crowned British National Champions in AAA
Final scores are in for the National Championships in 4-Way Formation Skydiving
Updated COVID Advice
British Skydiving has published further COVID advice for Members and DZ Visitors
Further Covid Advice for Drop Zones
British Skydiving’s medical advisor, Dr John Carter, publishes further covid advice for drop zones.
The Sky’s The Limit
See the winners of our latest competition
Rob Spour stands down
Rob Spour has stood down from his voluntary position as a director of Britsh Skydiving.
Carex Achieves Guinness World Records™ Title
As COVID-19 restrictions lift in England, Carex has high-fived its way into the record book
Changes to Coronavirus Legislation in England on 19 July 2021
Development Events Scheme
British Skydiving has been working on updating its Skill Coaching Roadshow programme
The Sky’s the Limit
British Skydiving is launching an exciting new photo competion.
British Skydiving withdraws from Mondial
British Skydiving Council has voted in favour of a recommendation from the EPC to withdraw from Mondial 2020
Royal Aero Club Trust 2021 Bursaries
13 British Skydiving members have received a bursary for 2021.
Head of Delegation / Team Manager, Mondial, Russia 2021
British Skydiving is inviting applications for positions of Head of Delegation / Team Manager for the Mondial in Tanay.
Currency & The New Canopy Training System
Jeff Montgomery, STO, provides an introduction to the new Canopy Training System
New Canopy Training Manual CT 3 & 4
The new Canopy Training Manual CT 3 & 4 is now available for download. Once again huge thank you to all members of the Working Group for their tremendous hard work and to Angel Fernandez and Katie Wilkinson at Warners for the polishing. If you spot any issues, please contact the chair of the working […]
Welcome back to skydiving!
Parachute Training Organisations (PTOs) are preparing once again to resume operations with revised safety measures in place to continue minimising the COVID-19 risk of transmission.
Following decisions regarding British Skydiving events made at the recent Return to Skydiving meeting, the UKSL Meet 1 scheduled for 1-2 May at Skydive Langar, has been postponed. If you had been planning to compete at the event, we hope you can appreciate the reasons for this and we will keep you updated regarding any […]
Guidance on Return to Skydiving from the STO
Jeff Montgomery, Safety & Technical Officer, recently wrote to all instructors and coaches offering guidance for the return to skydiving.
New Canopy Training Manual
The new Canopy Training Manual is now available for download. A huge thanks to all of those on the Working Group for their tremendous hard work and to Angel Fernandez and Katie Wilkinson at Warners for the polishing. If you spot any issues, please contact the chair of the working group, Mark Bayada. Canopy size […]
Course Review Survey
British Skydiving is undergoing a comprehensive review of all our basic instructor, instructor & rigging courses to ensure our courses are up to date, fit for purpose and meet good governance. We understand the importance of engaging with our membership in this process and allowing our members a voice. Therefore, this anonymous survey is one […]
PIMS Upgrade 22.214.171.124
The website and membership portal will be offline from 8am on Tuesday the 16th of March 2021. This is to deliver changes including the ability for Joint Members to renew online. Upgrades can sometimes take the whole working day but it is hoped that it won’t take that long.
Canopy Training System App
Ahead of the release of the full set of manuals and forms, a complementary mobile app for the new Canopy Training system has been produced to simplify working out minimum canopy sizes by experience. The app is available for Android from Google Play and for iOS from the App Store. Simply enter your licence, exit […]
Full and Retired Member Renewals
The update work on PIMS is continuing at pace, current full members and retired members will be receiving their renewal email later today and will be able to renew online.
We are working to improve the membership section of PIMS, ahead of the new membership year.
Canopy Handling Working Group Update
An update from the British Skydiving Safety and Training Committee.
Canopy Handling Working Group Update
At the STC meeting on Thursday 11 Feb, British Skydiving Chief Instructors voted to accept the recommendations of the Canopy Working Group and to implement them as of 1st April 2021.
British Skydiving AGM 2021
Watch British Skydiving’s first online Annual General Meeting from 30 January 2021
British Skydiving is 60!
2021 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Association.
British Skydiving Online AGM
British Skydiving is hosting its first online AGM on 30 January 2021
Council Election 2021 – Results
We are pleased to announce the results of the British Skydiving 2020 Council Election.
Election Candidates Q&A
Join the British Skydiving council election candidates in a live online Q&A session on Friday 08 January at 19.00hrs.
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Britsh Skydiving HQ will close at noon on Wednesday December 23 and reopen after the holiday on Monday 4 January 2021.
Council Election 2021
Nine nominations have been received for the three seats on Council becoming vacant at the virtual AGM.
Have you recognised a British Skydiving Star?
We want you to tell us about the great service you’ve received from another British Skydiving member.
HQ Closure Update
On government instruction for people to stay at home, British Skydiving HQ will be closed from Thursday 5th November.
Time for TEA?
Applications are being invited for the Technical Excellence Advisor roles.
Committee Members Wanted
Members are invited to volunteer their skills and competencies through election as a member of a British Skydiving Committee.
Skydive the Expo 2020 – Cancellation Notice
It is with heavy hearts and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of Skydive the Expo 2021
Council Election 2021
Three seats on British Skydiving Council become available at the AGM 2021.
British Skydiving seeks 2 new independent non-executive Directors
British Skydiving is looking to appoint two independent non-executive Directors and is now inviting applications.
A Message from Craig Poxon
Craig Poxon, Chair of Council, explains how British Skydiving has been working with DZOs, medical professionals and aviation experts to establish a safe return to skydiving.
Return to Skydiving Working Group (RTSWG)
Jeff Montgomery, is chairing a new Working Group to review the return to skydiving protocols after the covid-19 lockdown.
British Skydiving Joins Sport and Recreation Sector to Tackle Racism & Inequality
Sport and recreation has an influential role to bring about meaningful change
British Skydiving Nationals Cancelled
After careful consideration and negotiation with the affected drop zones the decision has been made to cancel all remaining competitions for 2020.
‘One-Off’ Permissions/Exemptions from STC
STC has considered a total of 20 COVID-19 Special ‘One-Off’ Permissions/Exemptions
Covid-19 & Restarting Skydiving in the UK
Dr John Carter provides an interim briefing for Covid-19 & restarting skydiving.
Membership Subscriptions and Jumping Abroad
Council has agreed revised subscription rates.
Why is British Skydiving so important to us all?
British Skydiving sets out some of the work that it does behind the scenes to keep us in the air.
Update from Tash Higman
Treasurer, Tash Higman, provides a report on the finance position of British Skydiving.
Callum Kennedy from UK Parachuting has created a #StayatHome video featuring members
An update from Craig Poxon
Chair of Council, Craig Poxon provides an update to members
Council Announces Financial Aid Package
Council is determined to do the right thing for our membership and our sport and has offered a financial aid package to DZs
Statement from EPC
A statement from Sam Lee, Chair of the Elite Performance Committee, on the upcoming World Championships.
A message from the Chair
Craig Poxon, Chair of Council provides an update on what has been happening at British Skydiving.
Calling all Jumpers, Instructors & DZ Staff
Callum Kennedy of UK Parachuting, Beccles is starting a movement to bring the whole UK Skydiving scene together
British Skydiving Launches Social Distance Learning
Find links to interesting and educational content whilst we can’t jump
Statement by Tash Higman, Treasurer of British Skydiving
A statement by the Treasurer of British Skydiving on the financial considerations in the skydiving sector during the coronavirus shutdown
Update from Tony Butler, Chief Operating Officer
The Council of British Skydiving held a video meeting today to consider the effect of the unprecedented government restrictions.
COVID19 – Updated Advice for Discussion
Update from British Skydiving’s Medical Adviser on the current Coronavirus situation.
Message from the Chief Operating Officer
COO of British Skydiving, Tony Butler, responds to the exceptionally difficult and challenging time facing us all.
All official British Skydiving events and activities postponed
All official British Skydiving events and activities postponed for the time being because of coronavirus
Lise Moore joins as Finance Manager
We would like to welcome our new finance manager, Lise Moore.
HoD – World Championships 2020
We are accepting applications for Heads of Delegation/Team Managers
Craig Poxon elected as Chair of Council
New chair elected as Martin Soulsby steps down after 9 years.
Review of the Year 2019
The British Skydiving Review of the Year 2019 has now been published.
Membership Subscriptions from 1 April 2020
The new subscription rates with effect from 1 April 2020 have been announced.
Nick Bunting stands down
Nick Bunting has stood down from his voluntary position as an independent non-executive director.
Council Election 2020 – Results
We are pleased to announce the results of the British Skydiving 2020 Council Election.
Council Election 2020 – Voting is now Open!
Voting is now open for the British Skydiving Council Election 2020.
British Skydiving Rebrand
British Parachute Association has undergone a total brand review and unveiled its new identity, logo and website.
Election of British Skydiving Council
At the close of nominations, eight nominations had been received for the five (4 x 3 year and 1 x 1 year) seats on Council becoming vacant at the AGM.
Welcome to James Potts, our new Compliance Officer
James Potts has been appointed to the part-time role of Compliance Officer.
Royal Aero Club Trust Announces Start of 2020 Bursary
The Royal Aero Club Trust has announced the start of the 2020 bursary awards.
NFTO take Silver at the World Cup of Formation Skydiving
Congratulations to NFTO Skydiving Team who took Silver in the FS 4-way Female category at the 2019 World Cup
Nominations for 5 Council seats are open
Five seats on BPA Council become available for elected members at the AGM on Saturday 25th January 2020.
NFTO Mediation settlement agreement
British Skydiving and NFTO FS 4-way team have now successfully undertaken a mediation process.
British Skydiving Council, at its meeting on Tuesday 1 October, elected Mark Bayada as Competitions Chair for the remainder of the committee year.
New British Head-Up Record with Ally Milne
A new British record organised by Ally Milne with an incredible 21 BPA members performing a Head-Up formation
Jimmy Scoops Speed Nationals Gold and a New British Record
At the BPA Nationals in Speed, Jimmy McCarthy and Kiera Chapman both set new British Speed Records!