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 (Werner Kaluza)
2005 – Bowlas baby Albatross (Jeff Byard)
2006 – Kranich 3D (Josef Auer, Fitz Bauer, Gerhard Bauer)
2007 – Scheibe Specht D-555 (Axel Mitzscherlich)
2008 – Moswey 4A HB-522(Andreas Fahrni)
2009 – DFS Reiher (Achmer Team: Stefan Krahn, Hermann Hackmann, Harald Kaemper, Oswald Dickau, Stephan Soll)
2010 – Minimoa BGA 1639 (Francis Russell, special honour to Peter Underwood)
2011 – Zlin Z-24 Krjanek 1948, OK-8193 (Jiri Lenik)
2012 – Castel C-25s, HB-887, Germany, Jürgen Dreyer
2013 – T.21 B, BGA-1619, CLC, The Glider is owned by Bill Cook & Ken Reid. It was beautifully restored
including many details. The restoration was completed in May 2013.
2014 – MU-13D XY-MUX Danish Historical Gliding Club
2015 – K6CR EI-GLG Bob Playle / Nicolaas van Kuyk
2016 – PIK 5 OH-139 Harri Mustonen, Finland
2017 – Laszlo Revy, For his excellent Minmoa replica, the Cimbora and all of his work on gliders
2018 – Jiri Lenik, “Grey Wolf” as it took 11 years to build
2019 – Peter and David Underwood, Kirby Kite Prototype
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 – Christoph, Clemens & Walter Zahn, Habicht
2002 – Reiher (D-7033, OCS)
2003 – Chris Raine, Kite 2
2004 – VGC Poland (for hosting the 32nd International Rally)
2005 – Jan Forster, T31b, BGA-3181
2006 – Not awarded
2007 – Johannes Fischer, Ka6CR, D-6290
2008 – George Slot, Ka4, PH-247
2009 – Ulf Kern, Hol’s der Teufel, OK-A415, for 7.05 hours flight
2010 – Not awarded
2011 – Peter Moskovits, Foka 5, 7.00 hours 54 min
2012 – Zweefvlieggroep Hilversum, T-21c, PH-110
2013 – Justin Wills, flew the Schleicher Rhonbussard inherited from Chris around a 300km triangle during the rally.
2014 – Minimoa PH-80
2015 – Bergfalke D-6413 of Christian Hülsheger
2016 – Not awarded
2017 – Jűrg Weiss, For his flight in the Moswey3 HB-374, 105km and 4h58
2018 – Connie Bruun, For her flight of 8.5hrs in a K6
2019 – Mike Armstrong, 296km in Oly463
CHAIRMANS TROPHY – FOUNDED BY DAVID SHRIMPTON AND AWARDED FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICES TO THE VGC
2009 – Not Awarded
2010 – Johan van Dijk – digitising the entire VGC microfiche collection by bulk scanning
2011 – Peter Hardman – Outstanding efforts for the VGC
2012 – Wasserkuppe,- Silver Jubilee; preserving gliders for the future.
2013 – Wally Kahn – for what he did for gliding in general and specifically his support of vintage gliding.
2014 – Gabor Fekecs & Francis Fumblet – for outstanding work on their database of gliders
2015 – Christne Whittaker- for her support and work for the VGC
2016 – David Williams – outstanding work for the VGC Archive
2017 – Peter and David Underwood – for their years of restoration work on gliders, especially the Kite prototype, and helping VGC members.
2018 – Jan Forster (after 20 years, stepped down from the Board, finishing as President)
2019 – Christine Whittaker (For her extraordinary service as secretary and chairman, for some time both at one time)
2020 – Bruce Stephenson (for his wonderful work editing the VGC News )
2021 – David Weekes (for his unique contribution in running the VGC Merchandise Sales over many years
SYD DAVIES TROPHY – AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO THE VGC
2000 – Collin & Alice Anson (VGC sales)
2001 – Willi Schwarzenbach (Lifetime Vice President)
2002 – VGC Achmer Group (youth work in aid of VGC)
2003 – Nell Dijkstra (Council Secretary, Sales effort and Dutch membership contact)
2004 – Mike Stringer (Accountant on behalf of VGC for many years)
2005 – Margaret Shrimpton (Editor and improvements to VGC News 1993/1996 & 2001/2007)
2006 – Harald Kämper (Vice President, FAI award for services to Youth and Gliding 2006)
2007 – Laurie Woodage
2008 – David Shrimpton
2009 – Robin Willgoss (VGC international website)
2010 – Peter Underwood (support of the VGC and representing the VGC on the BGA Technical Committee. Extraordinary restorations and restoration support for many years)
2011 – Graham Saw, (Long standing VGC Committee member)
2012 – Bruce Stephenson, (for all the work he did for the Club as a Board Member)
2013 – David Weekes, (for his hard work on Sales for many years, at Internationals and during the year)
2014 – Gere Tischler, (For organizing the AERO for the 5th time.)
2015 – Nick Newton, (for being VGC President)
2016 – Nell Dijkstra, (for work behind the scenes)
2017 – Werner Rüeg, (For his years of long support to the club as Swiss representative and for the work he is doing for the Swiss VGC)
2018 – Klaus Schickling, (For his 9 years as Rally Secretary)
2019 – Sue Brooks, (For her extraordinary service as treasurer)
2020 – Jan Forster (for his long support of the VGC in various Board functions)
2021 – David Williams (For his outstanding dedication in acting as the long-term curator of the priceless VGC Archive)
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
2015 – Onno Blankenzee for a 50km with T21 PH-799
2017 – Peter Moskovits, For his nearly 5h flight in the T-21 FJB
2019 – Roger Andrews (T.21 Long Mynd Bungee Checkrides)
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).
2011 – Gere Tischler & Hartmuth Sammet (For “Kameradschaft and Hilfbereitschaft”, They changed in the middle of the night, their glider trailer tire for a flat one from an other trailer, some miles from the air-field Spitzerberg, they where finished with there helpfull work at 04.30 hour).
2012 – Volker Skrzypek, (lent his K7 to be used at Pociunai even though he was too ill to attend).
2013 – Lasham, Gary Pullen
2014 – Arnborg, David Cornelius
2015 – Terlet, Erwin Jansen
2016 – Göran Bruun & Pentti Saaristo (organising sharing Finnish gliders by Rally participants)
2018 – Marja Osinga & Marlou Hoekstra & Martijn Hoogenbosch (humanitarian support for a disabled colleague)
2019 – Gere Tischler (10 years AERO organiser)
2021 – Robin Birch (For his professional skills to the daunting task of scanning the historic plans in the Archive.)
BEST RALLY MODEL – BEST MODEL DURING THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY.
2010 – John Greenfield & John Gilbert. 1/2 scale Orlik.
2011 – Andreas Ursprunger & Roman Fraisl. 1/3 scale Willow Wren.
2015 – Richard Brandenhorst (Best Rally model).
2017 – Gábor Pásztor, For his detailed and excellent vintage model of the R15 Koma, HA 5033 two-seater side by side glider.
VGC COMMENDATIONS – AWARDED FOR MERITORIOUS FLIGHTS, RESTORATION WORK OR ASSISTANCE TO THE CLUB BY VGC MEMBER(S)
2007 – St. Auber Club members M200 OO-ZHH
Leigh Bunting, Grunau 11b VH-GDN
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 Jaskolka OY-ZO (Denmark)
Frank Kramer, Restoration 1941 TG1 Cinema Military Trainer (USA)
Rick Fretwell , Treasurer Duties
2009 – Walter Eisele, Restoration Zugvogel D-8824
Tonnie Wensing, Restoration V-20 PH-90
Ralph Hasselman, Restoration Cumuls D-6068 (Osnabrücker Verein für Luftfahrt e.V.)
2010 – John Gilbert, Restoration Skylark 3 BGA-844 BBT
2011 – Dansk Svaeveflyve Historic Klub Restoration Kranich IIb, 1943, D-0031
2012 – Harald Kamper, For organizing the Rositten expedition
2013 – Ted Hull, for his whole oeuvre
2014 – Peter Ocker, for his book
2015 – Alexander Gilles, for his photographic work
2016 – Not awarded
2017 – Christian Ueckert, For his flight in the Minimoa D-8064, 102km and 4h47
2018 – Russell Hardcastle & Adlphe Wilsche (restaurations Meise and Mü13D)
2019 – Alexander Gilles / Peter Hibbard (Photo flight Standard Austria and SHK)
“COMMENDATION PRIZES FOR GOOD RESTORATIONS”
2010 – Harmut Sammat, L-Spatz 55, D-8310
John Gilbert, Skylark, BGA-8(3)44 BBT,
2011 – Sören Schaefer Ka-7, D-5659, Called Lilly,
2012 – Pertti Halinen and Pekka Hänninen 1958 Pik 5c, OH-188, Finland,
Benvenutas Ivanauskas Baby IIb, LY+BA, Lithuania,
Ulrich Voswinckel and Udo Von Jorges. Wright Flyer, the most perfect replica ever seen.
2013 – Oly 2, BGA-1125VV401 owned by Terence Henderson. Page 85 in the 40th Anniversary Book
2014 – Rolf Bornheber, Grunau Baby Iib, D-7156
2015 – Not awardeed
2016 – PIK 16 OY-BXU Niels Peder Møller/Jørgen Bruun, Denmark
2017 – Not awarded
2018 – Russell Hardcastle, Restoration of Meise & Adolf Wislch, Restoration of Mu 13D
2019 – Lazlo Revy, Otto Bacher & Christian Matthieu, Minimoa D-1480