Call for nominations ..........
The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators presents awards each year to mark achievement and excellence in aviation. These prestigious awards are presented in Guildhall London, often by a member of the Royal Family or the Lord Mayor, and in the presence of over 700 individuals involved in aviation.
A copy of the terms of reference of each award can be found here.
The awards cover a broad spectrum of achievement from individuals to corporate, both civil and military.
The Guild also awards Master Air Pilot and Master Air Navigator Certificates and Master Rearcrew Certificates throughout the year in recognition of long and distinguished professional aircrew achievement.
The awards are important and distinctive because they recognise achievement which may otherwise not fit the criteria for a national award (honours list etc) and therefore remain unrecognised by the industry and public alike.
The vital requirement for timely, sincere and well-drafted citations in support of nominations for the awards cannot be over-emphasised - the Guild depends entirely on receiving such nominations in order to judge and justify the presentation of each particular award to the most deserving recipient.
In order to maintain the high standards which have been established, awards are only presented if a sufficient standard of merit is established by the citation.
Nominations, together with supporting citations (max 400 words) for the 2011 awards should reach the Guild office by 31st May 2011.
Please note, there is no form on which to submit nominations Nominators should use standard A4 paper.
These awards serve a useful and high-profile public relations purpose to the benefit of all in aviation. They help to maintain the deservedly high esteem in which the aviation profession and aviation industry is held by the public at large. I ask that you help the Guild to fulfil that aim.
Air Cdre Rick Peacock-Edwards
Trophies and Awards Committee
Details of the winners and citations for the last year's awards can be found here: Award Winners 2010
(Click the individual links for details of the award presented.)
GAPAN North America