Parachuting and Skydiving
compares to the thrill of skydiving. To be in freefall, surrounded by nothing
but blue sky is to know true freedom
More and more people are discovering
for themselves the pure joy that skydiving can bring. Dynamic, adventurous and
colourful, it gives men and women freedom to make the skies their own. Enjoyment,
exhilaration and limitless challenge are combined with an exciting social life
with people from all walks of life.
The British Parachute Association was
founded in 1962 to organise, govern and facilitate sport parachuting within the
UK. The Association's aim today is to encourage participation and promote excellence
at all levels of skydiving from novice to World Class competitor. Its success
is such that today there are around 35 affiliated parachute clubs throughout the
country and a membership of more than 30,000
Most skydiving is done purely
for fun, huge skydiving events with a party atmosphere are attended by jumpers
from around the world. Skydiving is also a highly competitive sport. Competition
takes place at Club, Regional (Grand Prix), National and International level and
unlike most competitive sports, skydiving allows men and women to compete on a
equal footing - the only limits to success being your own determination to win.
is an adrenaline activity that catches the imagination and demands a response.
There are two main reactions to the idea- either "No Way" or "I've
always wanted to". If the latter sound like you, make it happen!!
BPA website has everything you need to know about where to start and how to progress
in skydiving, with a list of all the BPA Affiliated clubs and drop zones in the
UK and their contact details. Alternatively contact us at the BPA Office: