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GFA Awards

The GFA Awards which will be presented at the GFA Awards dinner in Melbourne on 27th August 2017.
A nominartion  document is available in the Document Library Award Nomination
The following Awards are available for presentation at the GFA Awards dinner which is to be held  on the same day as the GFA AGM, 27th August 2017

Award Awarded for Claim process
Wally Woods Trophy Longest X/C flight of the season (May 2016 to April 2017) GFA Awards Officer determines
Martin Warner Trophy Greatest claimed Gain of height for the season (May 2016 to April 2017) To be claimed by pilot
Bob Irvine Trophy Flight with highest OLC points score (May 2016 to April 2017) GFA Awards Officer determines
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

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 31st July 2017.  Nominations should be emailed to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please remember also that the application for the RANGA Scholarship are open, documents for this are available in the Document Library and applications close at the end of June.

Tim Shirley
GFA Awards Officer