VSA Awards 2020

VSA Awards Presentation via Video Conference

1. Open 18 metre:

Michael Durrant – Geelong Gliding Club

2. State Comp 15 meter:

No contest, insufficient entries.

3. State Comp class: 

Jarek Mosiejewski – Geelong Gliding Club

4. Ron Roberts Trophy ­longest flight:

Mark “Lumpy” Patterson

5. David Hooper Memorial Trophy longest flight within 2 years of solo:

Sujai Thomman – Melbourne Gliding Club – for a 344 km flight from Wangaratta, on December 29, 2019

6. Bob McCullough Instructing Trophy:

Chris Thorpe – Beaufort Gliding Club

7. Maurice Little Memorial Trophy for significant achievements in club development:

South Gippsland Gliding Club

8. President’s Award

David Cleland – for significants contribution to the VSA and gliding

9. G Vincent Memorial Trophy

No nominations

10. Living Treasure:

Peter Buskins – Beaufort Gliding Club

Richard Cotton – VSA

Steve Coulson – Melbourne Gliding Club

Peter Carey – Gliding Club of Victoria

Tony Vost – Gliding Club of Victoria

Ken Boland – Gliding Club of Victoria

VSA Certificate of Appreciation

Dave Meredith and Jarel Mosiejewski – Geelong Gliding Club

For the introduction and Innovation of webinars and info sessions during COVID19 and making these available to all Victorian members.

Terence “Reg” Gardner, Matt Gage  and Colin Collumm (Gliding Club of Victoria) 

 For design and engineering repair on the Analogue VSA simulator.

Laurie McKimley (GlidingClub of Victoria)

For design and engineering repair work to the VSA VR Simulator trailer to ensure more strength and stability in loading/off-loading of the cradle ramp.

Harbans Mann (South Gippsland Gliding Club) and James Nugent (Australian Junior Gliding Club)

For the creation, development and administration of the Monash University Soaring Society to introduce younger members of the community into the sport of gliding.


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