Awards administered by New Zealand Aeronautical Trusts Ltd


Geoffrey Roberts Award 

This award is open to any young person, a New Zealand citizen, who has the firm intention of following a career in civil aviation in New Zealand. At the time of selection, the candidate could be in training in preparation for taking up such a career or could be gaining experience in civil aviation overseas.

The award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a monetary amount. 


George Watt Award 

This award is made by the Royal New Zealand Air Force to a member of the RNZAF to recognise outstanding technical merit which enhances the efficiency of the RNZAF. It can be given for the invention of improved equipment, improvement in methods, a paper on means of improving technical support or for improved methods leading to advances in technical training.

The Award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a monetary amount


Douglas Patterson Award

This award is to encourage those persons who are making a career in aviation in South Pacific countries. The award is intended to assist the candidate to gain experience in the aviation industry in New Zealand or overseas.

The Award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a monetary amount.


Campbell Award 

This award comes in two categories:

    1. To encourage any person showing potential in the profession of Aviation Journalism. Candidates must be under 28 years of age at the time of the application.

    2. To recognise established Aviation Journalists or Writers who have demonstrated their ability and dedication in this specialised area.

The Award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a monetary amount.


Michael J Neville / Boeing Airplane Company Award

This award is made to a young person working in aviation in New Zealand who demonstrates excellence in work ethics, values, application and results, and has a firm and appropriate intention for further study or learning.

The Award consists of a special medal, a certificate and a monetary amount.


Ian J Diamond Award

This is made to a young aviation professional wishing to embark on a course of higher academic study leading to a degree in an aviation related subject and with the firm intention of participating in New Zealand aviation.

The award consists of a special medal, a certificate and a monetary amount,


E.A. Gibson Award

This award is for innovation or other form of excellence within the field of agricultural aviation in New Zealand.

The award consists of a silver medal and a certificate.


Allen Williams Award

This is an award presented to the winner of the Walsh Trophy at the Scout Walsh Flying School each year and the selection is determined by the Camp Leaders.


Walsh Memorial Trophy

This prestigious trophy is presented to the top student at the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School as determined by the Chief Instructor.


Charles Todd Memorial Scholarship 

The selection and presentation is made by the Scout Association of New Zealand at the annual Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School.

The Award is administered by NZAT with annual grants from the Todd Foundation.


Philip Le Couteur Award

This award is given in two separate awards at the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School and at the Air Training Cadet Camp. This award recognises excellence in attitude towards aviation safety, and is awarded to the pupil at each course, who in the eyes of the instructors displays the best attitude towards flight safety.


Wigram Award

This award honours the name of the politician who was instrumental in the establishment of military aviation in New Zealand in the early part of the last century.

The award is made for the best paper delivered to a branch of the Society, or at a symposium.

The award consists of a silver medal and a certificate.


E. A. Gibson Award

This award recognises the contribution of the first Director of Civil Aviation, Mr E.A. Gibson (Gibby) to the establishment of civil aviation and particularly his support for the establishment of the agricultural aviation sector in New Zealand. 

The award consists of a silver medal and a certificate.

Meritorious Services Award

This award is made by the Council to recognise long term contributions or practical achievements in civil or military aviation in New Zealand.

The award consists of a silver medal and a certificate. For special cases a gold medal is awarded.


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