The BMAA Medal is the BMAA's highest award and is given in recognition of long and committed service to the BMAA and to microlighting:
2011 Paul Dewhurst
Paulís contribution to both the BMAA as well as to microlighting in general is outstanding. Many time world and European champion, Chairman of the panel of examiners, Senior inspector, long time instructor, Council member, part owner of Flylight, importer of the most popular 3-axis in the UKÖ the list goes on and on. But his real contribution is the time he gives to improve othersí flying, whether it be a little piece of advice, help with a competitorís aircraft design or sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the UK microlighting world with others. Paul is a very worthy recipient of the BMAA medal.
2010 David Bremner
David became editor of Microlight Flying in 1995 and steps down from this role in February 2011, making him the longest serving editor BMAA has had. During that time, Microlight Flying has grown enormously, including adding colour and becoming a monthly publication instead of bi-monthly.
David has continued to produce articles of great interest throughout his tenure as editor as well as conducting the majority of flight tests himself.
The award is for David's dedication to the magazine and the excellent service he has provided the membership in the last 15 years.
2009 Keith Negal
Keith first joined BMAA Council in 1996 and served as Chairman for 11 of the 13 years until 2009 when he stepped down. He was British Team leader at 7 international events, ran the FAI World Microlight Championships in 2003, served as Steward, Jury member, FAI Monitor, and FAI Vice-President for the UK.
Keith was Chairman of the Royal Aero Club between 2003 and 2006 and is now Vice-President. He was awarded the Britannia Trophy in 2003, followed by the RAeC Gold Medal in 2010 for services to aviation.
Keith also had great influence in the political arena; he formed the European Microlight Federation which now boasts 26 members and represents some 40,000 microlighters. No-one has done more for microlighting in the UK.
2007 Bob Perrin
Bob has been an active member of the BMAA Council since 1994. He started flying in 1988, quickly becoming Chairman of his local club and being heavily involved with the fight to get planning permission for Tarn Farm at Cockerham, Lancashire. The application was successful and flying continues at Tarn to this day.
Bob has been involved in every area of the associationís work and in particular Publications. He oversaw the move from the monochrome Flightline to the monthly colour Microlight Flying and also took responsibility for launching and producing the associationís on-line magazine called Flightline On-Line. Bob oversaw the BMAA website for many years as well as production of the BMAA Calendar.
When the internet became the place to be, the BMAA started a Yahoo e-group with Bob taking on the moderation role for the group and also for the new BMAA forums, a task he continues to do to this day.
The BMAA Medal was awarded to Bob for his sustained length of service and dedication to the BMAA and its members.
2006 Norman Burr
Norman started editing the BMAA magazine Microlight Flying in 1982 when it was known as Flightline. He stepped down as Editor in 1995 but continued to contribute to the magazine as Consulting Editor, a position he still holds today. Norman has contributed extensively to the BMAA website, including the most comprehensive account of British microlight history available. Microlighting has changed enormously since its humble beginnings in the early 1980s and Norman has been reporting on it almost from the start.
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