Our annual awards for 2013 were presented at the Christmas Lunch at Hall Place, near Maidenhead, on 7 December 2013.
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.
Awarded to Pauline Gallagher.
2004 Flying Scholarship for Disabled People (FSDP) winner Pauline Gallagher works tirelessly to help other disabled people to discover flying. She actively fundraises and works as a FSDP senior mentor, a role in which she supports candidates through the annual 4-day selection process at RAF Cranwell and later through their flying courses.
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.
Awarded to Clare Tector.
In 2013 Clare completed her MEP and MEIR, received and flew the GAPAN Norman Motley Flight Instructor scholarship and added three new types from the Shuttleworth Collection to her repertoire: the Polikarpov Po2, Avro Tutor and Feisler Storch.
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.
Awarded to Ayala Truelove.
In 2009 Ayala came an impressive 4th in her first ever World Gliding Championships. In 2013, Ayala gained her second successive Club Class silver at the 7th Women’s World Gliding Championships in France with just 14 points separating her from the winner after the fortnight-long competition.
To be awarded in recognition of active support of women in aviation.
Awarded to Gautam Lewis.
For his advice and practical support in developing the new BWPA website.
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 Yvonne Sintes.
Yvonne Sintes gained her PPL and Assistant Instructor Rating in 1953 and flew continuously until 1980, when she retired with over 10,000 hours. By then she had achieved a number of firsts, including first woman to be trained as an Air Traffic Controller in the UK and first female commercial jet captain, a position she achieved on the BAC1-11 with Dan Air in 1975
Awarded to a female British pilot for an achievement or special contribution to gliding, hang gliding or paragliding.
Awarded to Kirsty Cameron.
On 2 June 2013 Kirsty Cameron set a new FAI ladies’ European distance-to-goal record of 208 km, having flown even further the previous May to set a new ladies’ UK straight-line record of 233 km.
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.
Awarded to Allie Dunnington.
The 2013 winning photograph is an aerial view of a massed balloon launch at Powis Castle during the 2012 Women’s Ballooning Weekend at Welshpool.
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 challenge for 2013 was to take part in a precision flying event of some kind either as pilot or as navigator, be it TopNav, one of the BPPA’s Precision competitions, a rally or any other similar event.
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.
Awarded to Allie Dunnington.
For her participation as pilot in the Queen’s Cup Air Race organised by the BBAC.
2013 award winners – overview:
|Not awarded||Hilda Hewlett Trophy:|
|For a younger member who has shown initiative and committment in gaining their Pilots Licence.|
|Not awarded||Faith Bennett Navigation Trophy:|
|For a navigation excercise of special interest or one that stretches the experience of the pilot to their limit.|
|Pauline Gallagher||Naomi Christy Award:|
|For personal achievement.|
|Not awarded||Muriel Sells Trophy:|
|For supporting the BWPA by attending events and/or working to further the aims of the Association.|
|Clare Tector||Jackie Moggridge Trophy:|
|Awarded for achieving excellent qualifications in their chosen career.|
|Ayala Truelove||Brabazon Cup:|
|For a particularly outstanding performance.|
|Gautam Lewis||BWPA Special Recognition Award:|
|This new award is in recognition of an individual’s active support of women in aviation.|
|Yvonne Sintes||Jean Lennox Bird Pendant:|
|For service to aviation over a period of time.|
|Kirsty Cameron||O.P. Jones Cup:|
|For a noteworthy performance in gliding or hang-gliding.|
|Allie Dunnington||Jack Brackenbury Photography Trophy:|
|Best BWPA related photograph submitted for the archives, website or newsletter during the year.|
|Allie Dunnington||Chairwoman’s Challenge Trophy:|
|The Challenge to take part in a precision flying event.|