PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHALLENGE TROPHY – AWARDED TO THE BEST RESTORATION OF A VINTAGE OR CLASSIC GLIDER ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY.

1995 - Slingsby Petrel (Graham Saw)
1996 - Avia 40P (Mike Birch)
1997 - Kite 2B (Ralph Hooper, Frank Irving, Bill Tonkyn)
1998 - Sky (John Tournier)
1999 - Elfe PM3 (Graham McLean)
2000 - T21b (Klaus Schickling)
2001 - L Spatz (Gere Tischler)
2002 - Kranich 2D (Achmer)
2003 - L Spatz 55 (Jukka Pikkusaari)
2004 - Huetter 28 (Verna Kaluza)
2005 - Bowlas baby Albatross (Jeff Byard)
2006 - Kranich 3D (Josef Auer, Fitz Bauer,Gerhard Bauer)

 


INTERNATIONAL RALLY BEST ACHIEVEMENT TROPHY – AWARDED TO THE BEST ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY OR THE BEST REPLICA VINTAGE OR CLASSIC BUILT GLIDER ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY.

2001 - Habicht (Christoph, Clemens & Walter Zahn)
2002 - Reiher (D-7033, OCS)
2003 - Kite 2 (Chris Raine)
2004 - VGC Poland (for hosting the 32nd International Rally)
2005 - T31 (Jan Forster)
2006 - not awarded
2007 - Ka6CR (D-6290, Johannes Fischer)
2008 - Ka4 (PH-247, George Slot)
2009 - Hol's der Teufel (OK-A415, Ulf Kern for 7.05 hours flight)

 


CHAIRMANS TROPHY

2009  -  Jochen Cassius Ewald
2010  -  Johan van Dijk (digitising the entire VGC microfiche collection by bulk scanning)
2011   -  Peter Hardman (Archivist, Webmaster and VGC News Editor - untiring worker for the VGC)
2012  -  Segelflugmuseum Wassekuppe
2013  -  Walter Kahn
2014  -  Gabor Fekecs & Francis Humblet
2015  -  Christine Whittaker
2016  -  David Williams

 

SYD DAVIES TROPHY - AWARDED FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICES TO THE VGC

Collin & Alice Anson (VGC sales)
Willi Schwarzenbach (Lifetime Vice president)
VGC Achmer Group (Youth work in aid of VGC)
Nell Dijkstra (Council Secretary, Sales effort and Dutch membership contact)
Mike Stringer (Accountant on behalf of VGCc for many years)
Margaret Shrimpton (Editor and improvements to VGC News 1993/1996 & 2001/2007)
Harald Kamper (Vice president, FAI award for services to Youth and Gliding 2006)

 


RODI MORGAN PLATE – BEST FLIGHT AT THE UK NATIONAL RALLY EACH YEAR

2005 - John Dredge Capstan 7000' Challock.

 

FRANK REEKS TROPHY – BEST GRUNAU BABY AT A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL RALLY

NOT AWARDED RECENTLY

 

SHAW SLINGSBY TROPHY – BEST FLIGHT IN A TUTOR OR CADET EACH YEAR

NOT AWARDED RECENTLY

 

PHIL TILEY MEMORIAL CUP - FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING EVENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY.

2010 - Ulf Kern & Jiri Lenik (Hol's der Teufel & Krajanek team cross country from Tibenham to the coast, over the sea and field landing 50km from Tibenham)

 

BEST RALLY MODEL - BEST MODEL DURING THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY.

2010 - John Greenfield & John Gilbert. 1/2 scale Orlik.

 

VGC COMMENDATIONS – AWARDED FOR MERITORIOUS FLIGHTS, RESTORATION WORK OR ASSISTANCE TO THE CLUB BY VGC MEMBER(S)

  • Jiri Lenik (Czech) Krajanek OK-8560
  • David Weekes 21000' Aboyne in a Skylark IV (UK)
  • Werner Tschorn 217kms in Weihe 50 D-1080 Eggersdorf (Germany)
  • Frank Konsek Grunau Baby 2B D-5457 5hrs 32m Eggersdorf (Germany)
  • Johannes Lyng & Team Restoration of Jaskolka OY-ZO (Denmark)
  • Frank Kramer Restoration 1941 TG1 Cinema Military Trainer (USA)
  • Rick Fretwell Treasurer Duties
  • 2009 Walter Eisele Restoration of Zugvogel D-8824
  • 2009 Tonnie Wensing Restoration of V-20 PH-90
  • 2009 Ralph Hasselmann Restoration of Cumuls D-6068 (Osnabrücker Verein für Luftfahrt e.V.)
  • 2010 John Gilbert Restoration of Skylark 3 BGA-844 BBT
  • 2010 Hartmut Sammet Restoration of L-Spatz D-8310
  • 2010 Laurie Woodage Restoration of Scud