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The award of these certificate, signed by the Grand Master, to honour an aviator, not necessarily a member of the Company, who has in the opinion of the Court displayed over a number of years those qualities of pilotage, air navigation, airmanship and character which have brought honour and respect to the profession. Specific eligibility for each award is listed on page one of each the application form.
The award should not be seen as an end of career award, but an award in recognition of long service and consistently high standards in one or more branches of professional flying, whether civil or military, including air transport, flying instruction, test or operational flying, in the case of the Master Rearcrew award, to someone who has a direct airborne involvement in ensuring safe and effective aircraft operations.
As the title suggests, the recipient will be a proven Master of their craft.
Although no minimum flying hours are required, the expected level of experience required to justify this award would involve typically 15-20 years in the profession.
The career, appointments held and experience as claimed by the Candidate, shall be verified by a competent officer of the Company/Service in which he/she is employed. Only where no suitably qualified officer is available will the verification by the Candidate’s nominator or sponsor be acceptable. The Court may exercise its right to request log book evidence or to refer to the appropriate Regulatory Authority.
The award of the Certificate is at the absolute discretion of the Court on the advice of the Trophies and Awards committee.
Copies of the application forms can be downloaded below. On completion they can be submitted at any time either by post or email to the Company offices
A comprehensive list of previous winners can be found here
INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER
PATRON: HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH KG KT
GRAND MASTER: HRH THE PRINCE ANDREW, DUKE OF YORK KG GCVO
THE MASTER: CAPTAIN COLIN A COX FRAeS
CLERK: PAUL J TACON BA FCIS
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