Soaring Performance

Ron Roberts Trophy 

r roberts trophyThis trophy is awarded for the longest flight made by a VSA pilot (ie a member of a member club of the VSA) commenced from a VSA administered airfield during the year commencing on 1st May and finishing on 30th April of the following year.  It can be awarded jointly.

 Recipient  Club  Year 
 Toby Geiger  Gliding Club of Victoria  2021
 Mark Paters   Southern Riverina Gliding Club  2020
 Mark Paterson  Southern Riverina Gliding Club  2019
 Richard Traill  Melbourne Gliding Club  2018
 Mike Durrant  Geelong Gliding Club  2017
 Toby Geiger  Gliding Club of Victoria   2016
 Bob Nicholls  Gliding Club of Victoria  2015
 Bob Nicholls  Gliding Club of Victoria   2014
 Roger Druce  VMFG   2013
 Terry Bellair  Bendigo Gliding Club

 


 

David Hooper Memorial Trophy

d hooper trophy

 Presented for the longest flight made by a VSA pilot (ie a member of a member club of the VSA) within two years of going solo, commenced from a VSA administered airfield during the year commencing 1 May and finishing on 30 April of the following year.

 Recipient  Club   Year
 Daniel Summers  Gliding Club of Victoria  2021
 Sujai Thomman  Melbourne Gliding Club  2019
 Jason Tang  Melbourne Gliding Club  2018
 No Nominations    2017
 No Nominations    2016
 Eric Woudenberg  Geelong Gliding Club  2015
 No Nomination    2014
 Leo Canteri  Gliding Club of Victoria  2013 

 


  

 
Max Hedt Vintage Trophy
 
The Max Hedt Vintage trophy was created at the 50th Horsham Week for the best performance in a wooden glider. In subsequent HW comps there were no entries of wooden gliders so it was decided to change the trophy criteria to award it to an individual who showed great promise, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. A second trophy in acrylic plastic was created in 2017 and known as the 'Max Hedt Trophy' with no mention of Vintage.This left us with the original trophy for Vintage gliders.It was decided to adopt this trophy as an annual VSA Award for the most meritorious performance by a vintage glider from a VSA airfield. The selection of future winners will be at the discretion of the VSA committee based upon recommendations from the Vintage Glider Association of Australia and/or applications from individual owners of Vintage gliders
 
 Recipient  Club   Year
 Jenne Goldsmith  Geelong Gliding Club  2020
 Peter Champness  Beaufort Gliding Club  2019