For more information about our awards or if you know of someone who you would like to nominate for one of our awards, then email the Awards Committee.
The theme for the 2016 Chairwoman’s Challenge Trophy was ‘Inspiring Women’.
Presented to a female British pilot between the ages of 16 and 25, who has shown initiative and commitment in gaining her PPL (with a view to following a career in aviation) and who, through her actions and her example, is an inspiration to her peer group.
This trophy is awarded to a female British pilot for a navigation exercise undertaken during the current year. It must be an exercise of special merit or one that stretches the experience of the pilot to the limits, reaching goals beyond the pilot’s expectations. Can be given to regions for group flights/achievements.
This trophy is awarded to a female British pilot for a flying or flying-related personal achievement, beyond the recipient’s widest dreams. This award is not aimed at the record breaker or high achiever, but is awarded for an achievement special to the recipient.
This award is made to a BWPA member who has supported the Association either by regularly attending events or by working in the background to further the Association’s aims.
This trophy is awarded to a female British pilot for achieving excellent qualifications in her chosen career.
This cup was presented to the BWPA by Lord Brabazon of Tara in 1959. It is awarded for one particular outstanding or noteworthy performance in aviation.
To be awarded in recognition of active support of women in aviation.
This award is made to a female British pilot who has served aviation over a period of time in any aspect, consistently achieving goals, showing diligence to duties and encouragement to others.
Awarded to a female British pilot for an achievement or special contribution to gliding, hang gliding or paragliding.
This trophy was first awarded in 2004 in memory of Jack Brackenbury and to encourage members to record our events as he used to. Entries may include photos sent in for the newsletter and website, as well as the archives and the competition itself.
A new Challenge is set each year and the award is given to the entry judged to be the most interesting or unusual navigation flight within the theme.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Inspiring Women’.
The competition is judged on the basis of flight logs, photographs, accuracy of times and other supporting material submitted by entrants. The judges also take into account the experience of the pilots.