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 an international presentation that will educate future generations about our significant contributions and inspire more to participate in our passion. The plans for the museum are very impressive and I am excited to see it become a reality.”
Several British parachuting legends have been inducted into the International Skydiving Hall of Fame which recognises and honours those who, through leadership, innovation and/or accomplishments have defined, promoted, inspired, and advanced skydiving at the highest and sustained levels such that they have made it possible for generations of skydivers to enjoy the sport. Pete Allum, Dave Waterman (2022), Lesley Gale (2021), John (Lofty) Thomas (2019), Tony Uragallo (2018), Jackie Smith (2013)
British Skydiving Parachute Training Organisations will also benefit from the affiliation by receiving referral information from overseas visitors to the museum who want to try skydiving when they return home.
“The International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame is thrilled to have British Skydiving on board as an International Affiliate,” remarked museum president James F. (Curt) Curtis III. “We welcome British Skydiving’s support in achieving our goal, and we hope more countries around the world will join them and make the museum a truly international effort.”