Every year the BWPA makes a number of awards to recognise special achievement and commitment to aviation.
The 2023 award nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a nomination, and we look forward to announcing the winners at our 2023 Festive Event.
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.
Awarded to a BWPA member in recognition of active support of women in aviation.
Awarded to a female pilot for one particularly outstanding or noteworthy performance in aviation. This cup was presented to the BWPA by Lord Brabazon of Tara in 1959.
This trophy is awarded to a BWPA member 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 a female pilot for achieving excellent qualifications in her chosen career.
Presented to a BWPA member 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.
Awarded to a female pilot who has served aviation over a period of time in any aspect, consistently achieving goals, showing diligence to duties and encouragement to others.
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. This award may be given for group flights or achievements.
Awarded to a female pilot for an achievement or special contribution to gliding, hang gliding or paragliding.
Awarded to a BWPA member for recognition of a particularly notable photograph. Entries may include photos sent in for the newsletter and website. This trophy was first awarded in 2004 in memory of Jack Brackenbury and to encourage members to record our events as he used to.