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Awards

The GFA AGM has been brought forward to 16 July 2016 , so the time available for award nominations must be shorter than usual.

The following Awards are available for presentation at the GFA Awards dinner which is to be held in the evening after the AGM.

 

Award Awarded for Claim process
Wally Woods Trophy Longest claimed X/C flight of the season (May 2015 to April 2016) To be claimed by pilot
Martin Warner Trophy Greatest claimed Gain of height for the season (May 2015 to April 2016) To be claimed by pilot
Bob Irvine Trophy Longest claimed X/C flight on handicap (May 2015 to April 2016) To be claimed by pilot
Roger Woods Trophy Best place by an Australian at World Club Class GFA Awards Officer determines
Ryan Award Services to Airworthiness Nomination – select by Board
J R Muller Award Promotion and Marketing Nomination – select by Board
Hoinville Award Services to Operations Nomination – select by Board
Wally Wallington Trophy Services to the Sport of Gliding

Nomination – select by Board

Jack Iggulden Award Services to gliding in general as a volunteer Nomination – select by Board

 

The awards to be claimed by the pilot should be emailed to me atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and must include details of both the award being claimed and any supporting documentation.  A valid IGC file is required.  The same flight cannot win both of the Wally Woods and Bob Irvine Trophies, but the same pilot can.  Also, distance is based on OLC optimisations and handicap for the purposes of the Bob Irvine Trophy is also the OLC handicap.

Nominations for GFA Awards can be made by any GFA member but require the endorsement of a Board Member in addition to the nominating member.  Typically, a half to one page citation is all that is needed.  Note that these awards are for services to the GFA, and would not usually go to a member whose main contribution has been to a single gliding club, however dedicated that may have been. Members of GFA staff can't be nominated for services awards in respect of their paid duties, but can be nominated for services as volunteers.

Only one award is made for each category annually, and if there are no nominations (or none that are judged worthy) then the Award need not be made.

In order to allow the Board sufficient time to adjudicate, and for trophies to be prepared, the nomination period for all the above will close on 30thJune 2016.  Nominations should be emailed to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Thank you

Tim Shirley
GFA Awards Officer