The GFA Executive Officer Terry Cubley has been named a Member the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours 2019.
The GFA and I am sure all members congratulate Terry for his outstanding achievements and dedication to Gliding and our sport in Australia.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mr Terence Stanfield Cubley
For significant service to sports aviation, particularly to gliding as a competitor and administrator.
Federation Aeronautique Internationale/World Air Sports Federation (FAI):
Vice-President, FAI, current.
GFA Delegate, since 1996.
Co-Vice President, International Gliding Commission (IGC) Bureau, current.
Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA):
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, since 2013 and Life Member, current.
President, 1991-1994 and past Vice President and past Treasurer.
Coach, Australian Woman's World Gliding Team, since 2017.
Chair, Marketing and Development Committee, 2002-2004, 2009-2011 and Chair, Sports Committee, 1985-1989, 1997-2000.
Team Coach, 2011-2012 and 2018.
Australian Team Pilot, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1995, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Represented Australia, various World Gliding Competitions and Australian champion five times.
Competition Director, 34th FAI World Gliding Championships, Benalla, 2017.
Operations Director, Junior World Gliding Championships, Narromine 2015.
Competition Director, World Gliding Championships, Gawler, 2001.
Victorian Soaring Association:
Vice President, 1986.
Gliding Club of Victoria, Benalla:
Member, since 2015.
Geelong Gliding Club:
President, circa 1975-1980.
Air Sports Australia Confederation:
GFA Delegate, current.
Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, WP Iggulden Award, Gliding Federation of Australia, 2003.
Recipient, Air Sports Medal, Federation Aeronautique Internationale, 1995.
Recipient, 1000 Km Flight Diploma, Federation Aeronautique Internationale 2009.
Life Membership GFA 2007