15TH POPS WORLD MEET AND CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
World Meet Update: Due to the Corona Virus, the World TOP POP and the Meet Director have taken the decision to delay the 15th World Championship Meet until July 2021. Dates have now been confirmed as 21st July to the 31st July 2021 to avoid clashing with other World Events. 21st/22nd/23rd July 2021 will be training dates, Opening Ceremony will be held on the 23rd July, Competition runs from 24th - 31st July 2021, closing Ceremony will be held on the 31st July 2021. DZ will be open as normal on the 1st Aug 2021.
We are still looking to hold a UK POPS event between the 8-11th Aug 2020 running all the events that were planned. More details to follow.
The following is the full instructions for registering for the POPS World Meet in July 2021 at Dunkeswell.
All POPS/SOS/JOS jumpers need to complete the following three steps 1) POPS Registration 2) DZ Registration & 3) Temp British Skydiving Membership (None UK Skydivers Only). Once DZ registration is done Skydive Buzz will contact you by email to allow you to pay for your registration.
All NON UK POPS/SOS/JOS are required to complete British Skydiving Temp Membership for third party insurance. Please see and click on the links below for all the paperwork you require.
ALL COMPETITORS POPS ADMIN REGISTRATION
This is required to register for the world meet, to provide admin details to the UK POPS Team. If you completed the pre-registration form, then there is no requirement for you complete this form again, unless you need to update your details. Please click on the POPS Registration Button and complete the form.
DZ REGISTRATION ALL COMPETITORS
Please complete the DZ Registration Form (Parts 1 to 3 only)(Parts 4 to 6 can be completed on arrival) and email to . (Please do not email it to UK POPS)
The office will set up your account and email you back your account details.
Once you login to your account you will be able to pay for your registration (and any Friends/Family).
You will be required to go to the events section to select your registration type, this will be added to your basket and you are then required to pay the balance required.
You will also be able to add funds to cover your jumps, however this can be done on arrival.
Details of rounds per events are provided further on this page.
If you hold an account at the DZ, you are still required to submit the form.
Registration is non-refundable and jumpers are responsible for ensuring there is sufficient funds in their account for all events.
NON UK SKYDIVERS TEMPORARY BRITISH SKYDIVING MEMBERSHIP THIRD PARTY INSURANCE
All Non-United Kingdom skydivers are required to take out British Skydiving Temporary Membership to compete. This is required to provide Third Party Insurance. Local DZ membership has been waivered for this event.
Please download and complete the form and send directly to British Skydiving (details are on the form). This will be valid for 1 month only at the time of purchase, so please complete closer to the event (suggested a week or two before you intend to jump in the UK). This can also be completed on arrival at the DZ.
REGISTRATION AND JUMPING COSTS
Registration and Jumps costs should not change for 2021, any changes will be exampled before the event.
Jumpers Registration £150,
Camera Flyers Registration £90,
Friends and Family Registration £90.
Accuracy Jumps (hop and Pops) £20.
4 Way or 8 Way Jumps £28.75.
(please note) costs include camera, judges and equipment for the event.
All costs are inclusive of Camera, Judges and Equipment for the events. The registration costs for jumpers includes opening ceremony and meal, closing ceremony and dinner, medals and goodie bag. Registration for Camera Flyers and Friends/Family covers opening ceremony & meal and closing ceremony and dinner. Registration costs include the additional staff and facilities during the week.
WORLD POPS POSITION INFORMATION
World Top Pop: Polly Chandler
Organiser: Skydive Buzz Dunkeswell on behalf of UK POPS
Meet Director: Jason Farrant
Chief Judge: Amanda Kenny (British Skydiving)
Top Pop Panel: TBC,TBC, TBC
WORLD POPS MEET
15TH WORLD POPS MEET AND CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
Location: Dunkeswell Airfield, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG
Date: Event delayed due to Corona Virus till 21st - 31st July 2021, 21st/22nd/23rd July will be training dates, Opening Ceremony will take place on the 23rd July 2021. Closing Ceremony and Dinner will take place on the 31st July 2021.
DZ Details: Skydive Dunkeswell is a drop zone in the village of Dunkeswell and derives from the old entity that was Devon and Somerset Parachute School. Views can be seen of the north and south coast of Devon plus the coast of Wales on a clear day from altitude. Skydive Buzz Directions - Find Us
Aircraft: Previously held two King Air Beech Aircraft.
Currently hold 1 Grand Caravan (C208). Plan is to have two caravans for the meet.
Exit Altitude and Speeds: 4-Way and Speed Star, Flight Level 150, Exit speed TBC.
Accuracy (including Sport, Hit'n'Rock), Above Ground Level 3,600ft, Exit speed TBC.
SKYDIVE BUZZ DUNKESWELL
Landing Area: The PLA is Dunkeswell aerodrome which offers plenty of huge safe areas to land and is well managed and maintained.
Packing Area: Indoor and outdoor packing facilities.
Camping Facilities: Camping is allowed on site, Campers are welcome with power available. There are a few bunk rooms on site with toilets and showers that operate on tokens for hot water.
ON SITE FACILITIES
Café, Restaurant and Bar: The clubhouse has a small café inside but 100 meters from the clubhouse is the Aviator Restaurant & Bar which serves hot/cold food and drink. The opening times for each will be published each day, evening meals can be preordered.
Shop and Rigging Services: There is an on-site shop for skydiving bits and there is normally a rigger on site for emergency repairs etc.
Local Hotels/Amenities: Other than the bunk house (contact the DZ direct for availability and costings), camping (available on site, free) or Motorhome/Caravan (power hookup cost is £5 per day, please inform us on your registration form), there are a number of B&B’s in the area and a few hotels within 20 mins drive. Honiton is the closet town to the DZ and has a few bars and hotels to facilitate. Local Accommodation to DZ
POPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND MEET EVENTS
Below is the list of events that will be available during the championship:
4 Way Formation Skydiving Scrambles (Open to all competitors)(Teams will be picked at random) Number of Rounds: 4
4 Way Formation Skydiving Nationals (Random Formations Only)(Open to all National teams)(Requires 4 competitors of the same country)(This event will be split between POPS and SOS Teams)(If you enter this event, you are not permitted to enter the Open category) Number of Rounds: 5
4 Way Formation Skydiving Open (This event includes A Class Blocks)(Open to all National teams)(Requires 4 competitors of the same country)(This event will be split between POPS and SOS Teams)(If you enter this event, you are not permitted to enter the Nationals category) Number of Rounds: 5
Accuracy (This is also known as precision accuracy)(This event will be split between POPS and SOS Competitors) Number of Rounds: 6 (TBC)
Sports Accuracy (This event is open to all competitors) (This event will be split between POPS and SOS Competitors) Number of Rounds: 3
Speed Star (Open to all competitors)(Size of teams will be decided on the number of Competitors and aircraft suitability)(Teams will be picked at random) Number of Rounds: 3
Hit and Rock (Open to all competitors)(This event will be split between POPS and SOS Competitors) Number of Rounds: 1
POPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEET RULES
The rules below were ratified for the 14th World POPS Meet and Championship in Australia 2018. UK POPS 2021 rules will be shared before the event.
WORLD MEET AND CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS
The following awards, are given during the closing ceremony dinner at each World Meet and Championship and are an integral part of the POPS history.
POPS LEATHER JACKET
The Pops Leather Jacket is awarded to a POPS World Meet and Championship participant that best personifies the POPS Spirit. It is awarded at the closing ceremony by the previous recipient.
POPS SILVER PLATE
This award recognises and honors a participant who most represents the 'POPS Spirit'. This is defined as a singular person who contributes to the overall fun and competitiveness of the meet, is supportive, cooperative, pleasant and perhaps colourful in demeanor. This can be awarded to anyone present or participating in the meet but must be a POPS member.
SPIRIT OF POPS
This award is presented to the next World Top Pop for the next World Meet and Championship. It is handed from the current World Top Pop to the next at the closing ceremony.