Parachutists Over Phorty Society (POPS)
"You don't quit skydiving because you get old, you get old because you quit skydiving!" - Bill Wood
The Parachutists Over Phorty Society or POPS is a club for skydivers, who have reached the age of forty. The first POPS was founded in 1966 in the USA and POPs are now to be found in many countries around the world. For more information on National POPS, go to the Contact us button above. National POPS hold regular competitions in their own countries.
Every two or three years a World POPS Championships takes place under the direction of the World TopPOP (see World TopPOP link). For more information on past World POPs Championships go to the World Championships link.
The POPS membership requirements are very straightforward. All that is required is that a person has made a freefall parachute jump, a static line parachute jump or a tandem skydive and is at least forty years of age. Smaller groups within POPS are SOS - Skydivers Over Sixty, JOS - Jumpers Over Seventy and there are even some members of JOES - Jumpers Over Eighty Society and JONS - Jumpers Over Ninety Society.