Old enough to know better, young enough not to care
Welcome to the official UK site of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society.
You'll find plenty of information here on how to join this prestigious club, diary of events, galleries and more.
With several thousand years of experience between us feel free to ask any questions!
A Distinct Identity
The Parachutists Over Phorty Society (POPS) have members across the world with 27 National organisations. The first POPS was founded in 1966 in the USA, with its World identity begin to be shaped at first World POPS Championships in Australia in 1989. The POPS global community that was further strengthened by the election of Mike Allum as the first World TopPOP at the third WPC in Spain in 1995.
The UK National organisation was started in 1978. POPS UK currently has membership numbers of about 1170. POPS membership is available to all UK parachutists /skydivers over the age of 40, POPS is a life time membership and enables you to join all the events, record attempts and whether still jumping or retired from jumping be forever part of the POPS community, all for the sum of £20.
- Fri, 19 AugNetheravon19 Aug, 08:00 BST – 29 Aug, 18:00 BSTNetheravon, Airfield Camp, Netheravon, Salisbury SP4 9RY UKThe 15th World POPS Meet and Championship will take place at the Army Parachute Association (APA), Netheravon over the period Fri 19 Aug – Thurs 25 Aug 2022. The Championship is open to all international registered members of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society (POPS)
CURRENT UK TOP POP/SOS/JOS
UK TOP POP #11
World TOP POP #12
UK SOS/JOS Co-ordinator