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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, which, if it goes ahead, will take place 9-21 August 2021. This follows a decision to reopen these positions in light of the time that has elapsed since the original invitations were made and accepted, and […]

Currency & The New Canopy Training System

In 2020, we have seen a reduction in the number of descents carried out, mostly due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, however, during the first quarter of 2020, we were also affected by some of the worst winter months we had experienced for several years.  For some members, it may have been close to 9 months […]

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 […]

PIMS Upgrade 11.0.35.0

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.

PIMS Update

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

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.

Jumping in the Algarve by Gary Wainwright

Membership Subscriptions and Jumping Abroad

Council has agreed revised subscription rates.

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.

#StayatHome

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

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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.

British Skydiving

Membership Subscriptions from 1 April 2020

The new subscription rates with effect from 1 April 2020 have been announced.

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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