Past Master Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards
The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators presents aviation industry awards each year to mark achievement and excellence within the industry. These prestigious awards are presented in Guildhall, London (usually) by a member of the Royal Family or The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and in the presence of up to 700 individuals involved in aviation.
A copy of the terms of reference of each award can be found here. You will see that they cover a broad spectrum of achievement within the ‘industry’ from individual 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.
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 aviation as an industry and profession is held by the public at large. I ask that you help the Guild to fulfil that aim.
Awards presented in 2012:
Information about awards made for the year 2011-2012 can be found here . These awards were presented at the Trophies and Awards Banquet in Guildhall on 23 October 2012.
The nomination procedure for awards to be presented in 2013 (further information via this link) will commence in January 2013.