News & Events

Canopy Formation Nationals 2024 Results

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in the Canopy Formation Nationals 2024 hosted by Skydive Langar. The discipline has seen a strong resurgence in recent years and it is great to see so many people taking part in Nationals! Here are the results: 4 Way Sequential: Open 🥇Airspace Invaders 4 Way 🥈Thick Socks […]

Dr Theo Koutroukides Steps Down as Director

With some sadness we share the news that one of our Directors resigned from their role on 23 June, with immediate effect. After joining the Board in January this year, Theo Koutroukides has taken the difficult decision to step down due to a conflict of interest raised by his intention to apply for a fixed-term […]

Membership System Q&A

There have been a lot of questions following our post on Friday. To clarify some of the points raised, the advert posted on social media on Friday was a final push to attract further applications. The advert has already been shared through several alternative sources to social media, attracting a number of potential candidates. For […]

Board of Directors Update July 2024

We covered some big topics at the Council meeting last week (25 June). Here are a few highlights. Transition to a new membership system agreed – considerable work has gone into finding the best way forward when the PIMS contract ends later this year. Additional work actioned at the last meeting has now been completed […]

Safety Team Update Q2 2024

From the Safety Team At the June meeting of STC, it was noted that incidents had appeared to be significantly higher than the same period last year. In discussions with the Chief Instructors present, it was felt that currency was likely to have been a significant contributing factor to this trend.  It has been a […]

What’s New from HQ! A Note from Rob Gibson, CEO of British Skydiving

Greetings, skydiving enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to announce the inaugural World Skydiving Day, set for July 13, 2024. In collaboration with USPA, APF, CSPA, NZPIA, and British Skydiving, this global event invites both seasoned skydivers and beginners to join in setting a world record. Simply make a jump on the day, submit proof on the official […]

British Skydiving Incident Press Statement

British Skydiving has been informed of a fatal accident which took place on Saturday 27 April. A British Skydiving Board of Inquiry has been convened to investigate the accident, and once completed, a report will be submitted to the Coroner, the Police, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the British Skydiving Safety & Training Committee (STC) […]

Safety Team Update Q1 2024

Welcome to the British Skydiving Safety Team Newsletter! This quarterly newsletter will give you the latest in what’s going on in the world of safety in our sport. Written by the safety team at British Skydiving, we will be looking at the people, the equipment, the culture, incident trends and how we can stay safe […]

Skydiving Adventures: Reflections on 6 Months as CEO

Hey there, fellow members! Can you believe it’s already been six months since I took up the role of CEO at British Skydiving? Time flies when you’re freefalling from one adventure to the next! In these whirlwind months, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to crisscross the country, visiting dropzones far and wide, and engaging in some heart-to-heart conversations with the people who […]

Board of Directors Meeting Update

Board of Directors Meeting Update The board meeting on the 5 March covered a good deal of ground and I want to share a brief update on some highlights ahead of the minutes being published. We selected 2 members to fill the casual vacancies, Rebecca Bradley and Tony Crilly. We were delighted to receive 9 […]

Breaking Boundaries: Mary Barratt, Pioneering Female Leadership in  British Skydiving

Breaking Boundaries: Mary Barratt, Pioneering Female Leadership in British Skydiving Last year in a historic moment for British Skydiving, Mary Barratt made waves as the first-ever female Chair of the organisation. Breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings, Mary’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the realm of sports leadership. As we approach International  Women’s Day, it’s the perfect time […]

British Skydiving Statement on King Charles III

As our patron, it is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the recent news of King Charles’s cancer diagnosis. Our thoughts go out to him and his loved ones during this challenging time. King Charles has long been a symbol of strength and resilience for our nation, and we stand in solidarity with him as […]

An Introduction from Richard Lockwood, Independent Non-Executive Director

An introduction from Richard Lockwood, the board of directors recommendation as our new Independent Non-Executive Director, to be ratified by the members at the AGM on the 27th January 2024. ‘I’m delighted to have been selected to join your Board and hope to make a positive contribution over the next three years. I have over […]

Board of Directors Nominations Update!

British Skydiving is pleased to introduce three new Directors; Richard Lockwood who has been selected as the Association’s new Independent Non-Executive Director and will be put forward at the AGM for appointment by the membership, and British Skydiving members Karl Kojro and Dr Theodoros Koutroukides who stepped forward for the Non-Executive Director roles through the […]

Winners of the Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries 2023!

Congratulations to the following British Skydiving members who have been awarded Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries for 2023! Kai Romanek – Skydive Hinton Eloise Wood – Skydive Strathallan Jack Bishop – Norfolk ACF Skydive Hibaldstow Harry Bishop – Norfolk ACF Skydive Hibaldstow McKenzie Taylor – Black Knights Parachute Centre Isobel Skeehan – Black Knights Parachute […]

Nominations for the British Skydiving Board of Directors Opens Today!

Nominations for the British Skydiving Board of Directors open today! In total, there are four vacancies this year. Three are for the full 3 year term, with the fourth filling the casual vacancy and lasting 2 years. The person who comes 4th in the elections will take the 2 year term. More details on why […]

We are looking for a new Independent Non-Executive Director!

British Skydiving is looking for a new Independent Non-Executive Director (INED). This is an exciting time to join British Skydiving as an INED. 2023 has seen the Association taking some significant steps as part of an ambition to establish itself as a future-facing governing body.  This has included recruiting a CEO and setting out our […]

Alex Busby-Hicks Steps Down as Director

Alex Busby-Hicks (Buzz) has advised the Board that he is stepping down from his role as a Director of the Association with immediate effect. In his own words: “I have taken the tough decision to step down from the Board of Directors with immediate effect, It has been hard balancing the running of a DZ […]

New Instructors!

🎉 New Instructors! 🎉 We are pleased to announce the following new British Skydiving Instructors from the recent course held at Skydive Langar! Our new Tandem instructors are: Catherine Voysey – Skydive Netheravon – Home of the Army Parachute Association Emily Cook – UK Parachuting – Sibson Airfield Paul Naismith – Skydive St Andrews Charlie […]

British Skydiving National Championships in Artistic Results!

The British Skydiving National Championships in Artistic was held this weekend at Skydive Langar. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition, and congratulations to our National Champions! This was the final National Championships of the year, and we can now begin the selection process for the athletes who will represent Team GB […]

British Skydiving Accuracy Nationals 2023 Results!

The results from the recent British Skydiving Accuracy Nationals 2023, hosted by Skydive GB! With glorious sun and low winds all weekend the competition completed all 10 rounds of Classic accuracy as well as completing all rounds of Sport Accuracy 🎉 Congratulations to the following! Classic Accuracy 🥇 Les Carrol 🥈 Dave Crowhurst 🥉 Pete […]

Tony Butler Retires After 40 Years!

Tony Butler retired as British Skydiving’s Chief Operating Officer on the 31st of August after 40 years of working for the Association.  The staff at HQ had the pleasure of sending Tony off with a retirement lunch, including a sash, which Tony begrudgingly wore the entire time! In honour of his service, the board have nominated Tony […]

British Skydiving Canopy Piloting Nationals 2023

The British Skydiving Canopy Piloting & Freestyle Nationals 2023 results! This year we saw the first CP Freestyle Nationals, with our first double champion, Martin Reynolds! OVERALL 🥇 Martin Reynolds 🥈 Wez Westley 🥉 Jase Hughes DISTANCE 🥇 Martin Reynolds 🥈 Wez Westley 🥉 Luke Curnow SPEED 🥇 Martin Reynolds 🥈 Wez Westley 🥉 Steve Simpson […]

Skydive the Mag App is Live!

The first Skydive The Mag app is live! Download our brand-new app and jump into the world of Skydive the Mag. Cover 📸 by Andy Ford. We are so excited to share our hard work with British Skydiving members. Working with our new editor Annette O’Neil, the new Skydive the Mag is packed full […]

Kev Dynan Joins as New Safety and Training Officer

British Skydiving welcomes a new addition to the safety team – Kev Dynan. Kev will be joining us in the role of Safety and Training Officer, he will be working alongside Ryan and Jeff. Kev’s joining completes the safety team at British Skydiving. Kev joins British Skydiving from a busy PTO where he was a […]

Amendments to British Skydiving Operations Manual August 2023

𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐒𝐊𝐘𝐃𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐀𝐋 At the STC meeting of 3rd August 2023, the following amendments were made to the British Skydiving Operations Manual: 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝟒 (𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐒), 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡 𝟓.𝟕 (𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝/𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚) Change to read: 𝟓.𝟕. 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝/𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚 Tandem instructors wishing to jump with a […]

Canopy Formation National Championships 2023

The results of the British Skydiving Canopy Formation Nationals 2023 are in! Thank you to Skydive Langar for hosting the event with some challenging weather! Thank you to the judges and everyone who helped run the event. 𝟐 𝐖𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐞 🥇 Cark Crw 🥈 Cark Screw 🥉 Winter Never Left 𝟐 𝐖𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 🥇 Stack […]

Rob Gibson Joins as New Chief Executive Officer

British Skydiving proudly announces the appointment of Rob Gibson as its new Chief Executive Officer. The CEO position will supersede the current COO role held by Tony Butler, who formally advised of his intention to retire from the role back in May 2023. The appointment of Rob follows an extensive and robust recruitment process. He […]

British Skydiving Development Event Women’s Weekender ’23!

The Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club Women’s Weekender ’23 recently took place with help from the British Skydiving Development Events Fund. A successful weekend with many achievements! Ailbhe and Bethan jumped again after 4 years off, Ayesha jumped after a 9 year lay off, Cheryl jumped after 1 year off, Orla did her first jumps since […]

Ryan Mancey Joins as New Safety and Training Officer

British Skydiving welcomes a new addition to the safety team – Ryan Mancey. Ryan will be joining us in the role of Safety and Training Officer, he will be working alongside Jeff to increase the capacity of the Safety and Training Team. Ryan has over 12,600 skydives and a passion for exploring the world from […]

Karl Kojro Joins as Director of British Skydiving

British Skydiving is pleased to welcome Karl Kojro as our new Director. Karl is an experienced Director, Chairperson and senior leader in the retail industry. Areas of expertise include complex organisational change, business development, income generation and strategic vision. He is focused on supporting British Skydiving’s growth, development, and financial sustainability. With a background in […]

Kate Lindsley Stands Down

On 1st June, Kate Lindsley advised the Board she was stepping down from her role as a Director of the Association with immediate effect. British Skydiving would like to thank her for the time she has given to the Board and the dedication and passion she has brought to serving our members over the last […]

British Skydiving is Recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer

Organisation:  British Skydiving Position: Chief Executive Officer Location:  Leicester with national and some international travel Salary: Circa £60,000 + relocation package if required Closing date for applications: 12th June 2023 British Skydiving is the national governing body for Skydiving in the UK. We were founded in 1961 and our primary role is to organise, govern, facilitate […]

British Skydiving is Recruiting for a New Safety & Training Officer

British Skydiving, the National Governing Body for Skydiving/Sport Parachuting in the UK, invites applications for the post of Safety & Training Officer. This is a new post that has been created to enhance safety and instructor training. Applications are invited from experienced British Skydiving Advanced Instructors and/or British Skydiving Examiners for this key National post based […]

Coronation of our patron King Charles III

British Skydiving wishes to extend our congratulations to our patron, His Majesty King Charles III on his magnificent coronation as King! However you decided to celebrate the coronation, we hope you had a day fit for a king.

British Skydiving Looks for New Editor of Skydive the Mag

British Skydiving is looking for a new Editor to lead the future of Skydive the Mag. After 12 years, Liz Ashley has stepped down as our Editor and we are looking for someone to fill her role. We are also at the end of our contract period with Warners, our publishing partner over the past three […]

British Skydiving join the International Affiliate program of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame.

British Skydiving are pleased to announce they have become the 6th organisation to join the International Affiliate program of the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame. Craig Poxon, out-going chair of British Skydiving said, “We are delighted that the United Kingdom’s proud history in the sport will be further preserved and celebrated, contributing to […]

New Chair of Council for British Skydiving

At the Council Meeting after the AGM in Nottingham on Saturday, January 28 2023, the board elected a new Chair of Council for British Skydiving, Mary Barratt Craig Poxon, out-going chair said, “Having worked closely with Mary over the past few years, she is extremely hardworking and committed to the Association. I know that she […]

Council Election Results 2023

The results of the 2023 British Skydiving Council Election are in! Congratulations to the following candidates who received the highest number of votes and are elected to the Council of Governors. Kate Lindsley Mary Barratt Craig Poxon Wes Guest James Round You can find a full breakdown of the election in the image below.   […]

Voting is now open for the British Skydiving Council Elections 2023

Voting is now open for the British Skydiving Council Elections 2023. 🗳️ How to vote in the election 🗳️ 📨 Members, please check your emails today for an email from UK Engage, our election partners. Inside this email, you will find a link to the voting page, along with a 8 digit Unique Security Code […]

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 […]

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 as their partner, an established, globally respected charity who have been […]

Coach the Coaches - Skydive Langar

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

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

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

Covid Legislation

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.

FAI World Championships 2020

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.

FAI World Championships 2020

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 […]

Jeff Montgomery

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

British Skydiving

‘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.

British Skydiving

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

British Skydiving

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.

Tony Butler - COO

Message from the Chief Operating Officer

COO of British Skydiving, Tony Butler, responds to the exceptionally difficult and challenging time facing us all.

British Skydiving

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 - Finance Manager

Lise Moore joins as Finance Manager

We would like to welcome our new finance manager, Lise Moore.

FAI World Championships 2020

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

Review of the Year 2019

The British Skydiving Review of the Year 2019 has now been published.

Nick Bunting Steps Down

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.

Canopy Formation by Peter Hughes

Council Election 2020 – Voting is now Open!

Voting is now open for the British Skydiving Council Election 2020.

British Skydiving

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.

Competitions Committee

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!

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