Trophies and Awards

To promote excellence in aviation, the Air Pilots present trophies and other awards to recognise outstanding performance or achievement by individuals or organisations.

In addition to the general awards there are a number of awards that are specific to the Australian Region which are detailed below.

The prestigious Trophies and Awards Banquet takes place annually at Guildhall, London in October.

2019 Awards

The Grand Master’s Australian Medal

Awarded to an individual, a group or organisation involved in any branch of aviation in the Australian Region or to Australian nationals abroad, who or which has made a meritorious contribution to any aviation activity, either by displaying technical excellence or by the development of a procedure or operational technique of an outstanding nature.

2019 Awarded to: RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit

The Australian Bi-Centennial Award

Awarded as an ongoing commemoration of the Australian Bi-Centenary, to recognise an outstanding individual contribution to Australian aviation.

2019 Awarded to: Nathan Higgins, Advanced Flight Theory

Captain John Ashton Memorial Award

To recognise a professional pilot or organisation for an outstanding contribution to flight standards and aviation safety within Australia.

2019 Awarded to: Captain David Evans

The Master’s Trophy for the Australian Region

The recipient is a person whom, through his/her actions, skills or endeavours, has beneficially assisted the
Honourable Company or aviation in any way. The person may also have carried out a significant feat in an airborne or space vehicle.

2019 Awarded to: Captain Darryl Hill

For a complete list of current and previous Trophies and Awards winners please visit this link.

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