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In its capacity as the affiliate of the Aero Club of South Africa representing general aviation and power flying the South African Power Flying Association (SAPFA) has awarded Protea, Aero Club and Provincial Colours and other awards for Rally Flying, Precision Flying, the President’s Trophy Air Race and other competitive power flying events and for the Administration of these sports and events.

A list of Colours and Awards is also maintained by recipient

Colours and Awards By Year


2021

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

Protea Colours

 

  • Rally Flying
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard & Cally Eckard
    • Jonty Esser & Sandi Goddard
    • Rob Kennedy & Wikus Kritzinger
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Manager: Tony Russell 

Provincial Colours

  • Air Racing
    • Mary de Klerk & Barry de Groot (Aero Club Colours)
    • John Sayers & Jack Coetzer
    • Arne Badenhorst & Terri Meyer
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Aero Club Silver Wings


2009

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Barry de Groot
    • Mary de Klerk (Captain)
    • Tony Russell (Manager)
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
L to R – Jacques Jacobs (International Judge), Ron Stirk, Mary de Klerk, Tony Russell (Manager), Hans Schwebel, Barry de Groot

Provincial Colours

  • Air Racing
    • Neels van Deventer & Solly Pretorius (Aero Club Colours)
    • Fabian Cairns & Wade Gomes
    • Dave Mandel & Rod Crichton
  • Precision Flying
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard
    • Henk Koster
    • Adrian Pilling
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
    • Walter Walle
  • Landing
    • Bryan Belcher
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard
    • Jonty Esser
    • Jan Hanekom
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Piet Smit
    • Ron Stirk
    • Walter Walle

Aero Club Gold wings

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2008

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Mary de Klerk (Captain)
    • Frank Eckard
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Arddyn Moolman (Manager)
    • Ron Stirk (Coach)
    • Jacques Jacobs (Assistant Coach)
  • Rally Flying
    • Frank Eckard & Henk Koster
    • Hans Schwebel & Mary de Klerk
    • Walter Walle & Dale Joseph
    • Manager: Arddyn Moolman
    • Coach: Ron Stirk
    • Assistant Coach: Jacques Jacobs
L to R – Dale Joseph, Ron Stirk (Coach), Arddyn Moolman (Manager), Mary de Klerk, Jacques Jacobs (Asst Coach),Frank Eckard, Henk Koster, Hans Schwebel, Walter Walle, Deon van den Berg (Intl Jury Member)


Provincial Colours

  • Air Racing
    • Eugene Swart & Steyn Fourie (Aero Club Colours)
    • George Brink & Jerry Bezuidenhout
    • Stuart Sinclair & Hans Potgieter
  • Landing
    • Barry de Groot
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Schalk Kotze
    • Walter Walle

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2007

Provincial Colours

  • Air Racing
    • Donavan Bailey & Oliver McLoed-Smith (Aero Club Colours)
    • Bryan Belcher & Graeme Smart
    • Dirk Visser & Marc de Klerk
  • Landing
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Barry de Groot
    • Martin Deysel
    • Jan Hanekom
    • Ron Stirk

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2006

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Ernie Alexander
    • Barry de Groot
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard
    • Jan Hanekom (Captain)
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
    • Chris Booysen (Manager)
    • Dicky Swanepoel (Coach)
L to R Back – Chris Booysen (Manager), Jan Hanekom, Mary de Klerk, Hans Schwebel, Barry de Groot Front – Frank Eckard, Jacques Jacobs (International Judge), Dicky Swanepoel (Coach), Ron Stirk, Ernie Alexander
  • Rally Flying
    • Ernie Alexander & Francois du Toit
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard & Quentin Taylor
    • Jan Hanekom (Captain) & Henk Koster
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Chris Booysen (Manager)
    • Dicky Swanepoel (Coach)
L to R Back – Ron Stirk, Ernie Alexander, Quentin Taylor, Frank Eckard, Francois du Toit, Jacques Jacobs (Int Judge), Hans Schwebel Front – Henk Koster, Barry de Groot, Chris Booysen (Manager), Jan Hanekom, Dicky Swanepoel (Coach) Mary de Klerk

Provincial Colours

  • Air Racing
    • Dana Bensch & Daniel Bensch (Aero Club Colours)
    • Ivan Marx & Martin Marx
    • Carl Basson & Albert Basson
  • Landing
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Schalk Kotze
    • Ron Stirk
    • Mary de Klerk
    • Jack Onderstall

Aero Club Gold wings


Lewis Lang Trophy – Pilot of the Year


Special Aero Club Award

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2005

Provincial Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Francios du Toit
    • Hugo Stark
  • Air Racing
    • Andre Koen & WC (Errol) janse van Rensburg (Aero Club Colours)
    • J P M (Kassie) Kasselman & Jean-Pierre Kasselman
    • Chris Briers & Jack Onderstall

Aero Club Silver Wings

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2004

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Ernie Alexander
    • Barry de Groot
    • Dale de Klerk
    • Jan Hanekom (Captain)
    • Nigel Hopkins
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
    • Walter Walle
    • Chris Booysen (Manager)
  • Rally Flying
    • Ernie Alexander & Mike Ehrman
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Dale de Klerk & Nigel Hopkins
    • Frank Eckard & Quentin Taylor
    • Jan Hanekom (Captain) & Hugo Stark
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Chris Booysen (Manager)
L to R Back - Mike Ehrman, Ernie Alexander, Dale de Klerk, Nigel HopkinsMiddle - Walter Walle, Jacques Jacobs (Judge Observer), Frank Eckard, Chris Booysen (Manager), Quentin TaylorFront - Hugo Stark, Jan Hanekom, Hans Schwebel, Ron Stirk, Barry de Groot, Mary de Klerk
L to R Back – Mike Ehrman, Ernie Alexander, Dale de Klerk, Nigel Hopkins Middle – Walter Walle, Jacques Jacobs (Judge Observer), Frank Eckard, Chris Booysen (Manager), Quentin Taylor Front – Hugo Stark, Jan Hanekom, Hans Schwebel, Ron Stirk, Barry de Groot, Mary de Klerk

Provincial Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Mike Ehrman
  • Precision Flying
    • Wayne Bond
  • Air Racing
    • Harry Antel & Barry de Groot (Aero Club Colours)
    • Nico van den Berg & Johan Rautenbach
    • Wessel Vermaas & Pieter Lordan

S A Eagle Trophy -Meritorious Achievement at an International Event

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2003

Protea Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Ernie Alexander & Wendy Barter
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Frank Eckard & Quentin Taylor
    • Nigel Hopkins & Dale de Klerk
    • Adrian Pilling (Captain) & Renier Moolman
    • Robin Spencer-Scarr & Chris Spencer-Scarr
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Walter Walle & James Lidderd
    • Paul Barter (Manager)

S A Eagle Trophy

Meritorious Achievement at an International Event


Aero Club Gold wings


Special Aero Club Award

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2002

Protea Colours

 

  • Precision Flying
    • Barry de Groot
    • Jan Hanekom
    • Nigel Hopkins
    • Adrian Pilling (Captain)
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Paul Barter (Manager)
Ron Stirk (Judge), Hans Schwebel, Adrian Pilling, Paul Barter (Manager), Nigel Hopkins, Barry de Groot and Jan Hanekom
Ron Stirk (Judge), Hans Schwebel, Adrian Pilling, Paul Barter (Manager), Nigel Hopkins, Barry de Groot and Jan Hanekom

Provincial Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Ernie Alexander
    • Andre Kluyts
  • Rally Flying
    • Ted McKerchar
    • Tino Booysen

Aero Club Gold Wings


S A Eagle Trophy – Meritorious Achievement at an International Event

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2001

Protea Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Dick Churley & Don Macintyre
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Nigel Hopkins & Dale De Klerk
    • Adrian Pilling (Captain)& Renier Moolman
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Deon van den Berg (Manager)
  • Precision Flying
    • Barry de Groot
    • Jan Hanekom
    • Nigel Hopkins
    • Adrian Pilling (Captain)
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Deon van den Berg (Manager)

Aero Club Gold wings


Lewis Lang Trophy – Pilot of the Year


S A Eagle Trophy – Meritorious Achievement at an International Event


James Gilliland Trophy

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2000

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Barry de Groot
    • Nigel Hopkins
    • Adrian Pilling (Captain)
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
    • Deon van den Berg (Manager)
Back - Hans Schwebel, Adrian Pilling, Barry de Groot, Nigel Hopkins and Ron Stirk Front - Dicky Swanepoel (Judge), Deon van den Berg (Manager) and Frikkie Lubbe (Judge Observer)
Back – Hans Schwebel, Adrian Pilling, Barry de Groot, Nigel Hopkins and Ron Stirk Front – Dicky Swanepoel (Judge), Deon van den Berg (Manager) and Frikkie Lubbe (Judge Observer)

Provincial Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Frikkie Lubbe
  • Rally Flying
    • Russell Phillips
    • Rob van der Merwe

S A Eagle Trophy – Meritorious Achievement at an International Event

  • Ron Stirk

Lewis Lang Trophy – Pilot of the Year

  • Nigel Hopkins

Don Tilley Trophy – Safety

  • Adrian Pilling

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1999

Protea Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Nigel Hopkins & Dale de Klerk
    • Adrian Pilling & Renier Moolman
    • Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • James Craven & Dave Rogers
    • Jan Hanekom (Manager)
    • Colin Jordaan (Chief of Jury)
  • Precision Flying
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Nellis Nel
    • Adrian Pilling
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Barry de Groot (Manager)

Provincial Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Mauritz du Plessis
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Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma


Aero Club Gold wings

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1998


Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • John Gaillard

Aero Club Gold wings

  • G Henschel

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1997

Protea Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Nigel Hopkins & Dale de Klerk
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • James Craven & Dave Rogers
    • Dick Churley & Wally Nel
    • Dicky Swanepoel & Henk Koster

 


Lewis Lang Trophy – Aero Club Pilot of the Year


Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

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1996

Protea Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • James Craven
    • Johan Dorfling
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Nellis Nel
    • Adrian Pilling
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Ron Stirk
    • Johan Swart (Manager)
Rear L to R: Ron Stirk, Nellis Nel, Johan Dorfling and Hans Schwebel. Front L to R: Adrian Pilling, James Craven, Geoff Henschel and Johan Swart.
Rear L to R: Ron Stirk, Nellis Nel, Johan Dorfling and Hans Schwebel. Front L to R: Adrian Pilling, James Craven, Geoff Henschel and Johan Swart.

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1995

Protea Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • James Craven (Captain) & Jake Heese
    • Dick Churley & Wally Nel
    • Frank Eckard & Martin Hellberg
    • Nellis Nel & Dirk Coetzee
    • Barry de Groot & Mary de Klerk
    • Deon van Eeden (Manager)
Rear L to R: Nellis Nel, Dirk Coetzee, Mary de Klerk Barry de Groot, Martin Hellberg, Frank EckardFront L to R: Wally Nel, Dick Churley, Johan Swart Deon van Eeden, James Craven, Jake Heese
Rear L to R: Nellis Nel, Dirk Coetzee, Mary de Klerk Barry de Groot, Martin Hellberg, Frank Eckard Front L to R: Wally Nel, Dick Churley, Johan Swart Deon van Eeden, James Craven, Jake Heese

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1994

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • James Craven
    • Barry de Groot
    • Daroish Kraidy
    • Nellis Nel
    • Hans Schwebel
    • Johan Swart
    • Deon van Eeden
    • Adrian Pilling (Manager)
Rear L to R: James Craven, Daroish Kraidy, Hans Schwebel, Nellis Nel and Barry de Groot. Front L to R: Adrian Pilling, Deon van Eeden and Johan Swart.
Rear L to R: James Craven, Daroish Kraidy, Hans Schwebel, Nellis Nel and Barry de Groot. Front L to R: Adrian Pilling, Deon van Eeden and Johan Swart.

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1993

Springbok Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • John Adams
    • James Craven
    • Johan Dorfling
    • Nicolas Gordon
    • Jake Heese
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Herman Kemp
    • Don McIntyre
    • Belinda McIntyre
    • Di Norton
    • Peter Norton
    • Dennis Polivnick

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1992

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • James Craven
    • Johan Dorfling
    • Nicolas Gordon
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Peter Norton
    • Willem Coetzee (Manager)

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1991

Springbok Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • John Adams
    • James Craven
    • Johan Dorfling
    • Jake Heese
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Herman Kemp
    • Di Norton
    • Peter Norton
    • Hannes Roets
    • Riaan van Niekerk

Aero Club Gold Wings

  • Mrs Ros Gibson

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1990

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • John Campbell
    • Geoff Henschel
    • Colin Jordaan
    • Peter Norton
    • Johannes Schraader
    • Roy Waldek (Manager)

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • B (Kassie) Kasselman

Aero Club Gold wings

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1989

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1988

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1987

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • Vic Kaiser

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1986

Springbok Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • John Adams
    • Mel Barker
    • David Campbell
    • Martin Hatfield
    • Colin Jordaan
    • David Mostert
    • Morris Nathan
    • Dave Perelson
    • Malcolm Spence
    • John Strafford
    • Gavin Beck (Manager)

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1985

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Mike Basson (Captain)
    • Colin Jordaan
    • Adrian Pilling
    • Mike Seymour
    • Mike Hartley (Manager)

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1984

Springbok Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Chris Kyle & Gavin Beck
    • Mike Seymour
    • Charles Wotherspoon & Frikkie Moolman

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

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1983

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1982

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1981

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Mike Basson
    • Colin Jordaan
    • Frikkie Moolman
    • Mike Seymour
    • Mike Hartley (Manager)

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • Michael Adrian van Ginkel

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1980

Springbok Colours

  • Rally Flying
    • Colin Jordaan
    • Frikkie Moolman

 


Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • Jeannette van Ginkel

Aero Club Gold wings

  • C C Wotherspoon
  • M van Ginkel

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1979

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • Jeannette van Ginkel

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1978

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • C C Wotherspoon

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1977

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Bennie Coetzee
    • Colin Jordaan
    • Kevin Machel-Cox
    • Mike Hartley (Coach)
    • Charles Wothespoon (Manager)

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1976

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1975

Springbok Colours

  • Precision Flying
    • Auriel Miller
    • Robbie Schwartz
    • Bryn Tuckett
    • Mike Hartley (Coach)
    • James Gilliland (Manager)

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1974

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1973

Aero Club of South Africa Gold Wings

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1972

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1971

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1970

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1969

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

  • Brig James Gilliland

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