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|
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.
GFA Awards Officer