15TH POPS WORLD MEET AND CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
New World Meet Update: Due to the Corona Virus, in consultation with the World TOP POPs and the Meet Director , the decision has been to Postpone the 15th World Championship Meet until July/Aug 2022. Dates TBC once deconfliction with other world events has taken place.
Registration has closed until dates can be confirmed. All competitors will need to re-register due to out of date information. More details to follow.
Please speak to your TOP POP for updates as well as this page.
WORLD POPS MEET
15TH WORLD POPS MEET AND CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
Location: Dunkeswell Airfield, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG
Date: Event delayed due to Corona Virus till July/Aug 2022. Dates TBC.
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 2022 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.
SOS CRYSTAL PLATE
This award is presented to the best competing SOS team, taking part in the 4-way National Team competition and highlights the achievement of our SOS participants.
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.