NZAT Application Process

Applications for grants from the Walsh Memorial Trust close each year on 30 October for grants which take effect as from the following April.

  • Applications must be in writing
  • Awards must further aviation in New Zealand Awards must commemorate the names of Leo and Vivian Walsh, pioneer aviators in New Zealand

Applications and nominations for the other awards should be received by 30 November. Applicants are advised the committee's decision in the first quarter of the following year.

  • Applications must be in writing
  • Awards must meet the criteria of the individual awards. Awards must commemorate the names of Leo and Vivian Walsh, pioneer aviators in New Zealand

All applications are reviewed by NZAT or by the Awards Committee of the Division as appropriate.

Address all applications to:
The Chairman,
New Zealand Aeronautical Trusts Ltd
67A Ernest George Drive
Karaka, RD 1
Papakura

Applications and nominations can also be made by email via this link 

Detailed Summary of The Division and NZAT Awards:

The 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 is made by the Division and the trust fund administered by NZAT.

The 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 is made by the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the trust fund administered by NZAT.

The Douglas Patterson Award
This award is to encourage those persons who are making a career in aviation in South Pacific countries(This seems a bit patronising). The award is intended to assist the candidate to gain experience in the aviation industry in New Zealand or overseas.

The Award is made by the Division and the trust fund administered by NZAT.

The Campbell Award
This award comes in two categories,

    1. This award is 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. This award is to recognise established Aviation Journalists or Writers who have demonstrated their ability and dedication in this specialised area.

The Awards are made by the Division and the trust fund administered by NZAT.

The 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 is made by the Division and the trust fund administered by NZAT.

The 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 E.A. Gibson Award
This award is for innovation or other form of excellence within the field of agricultural aviation in New Zealand.

Other awards which are subject to differing selection criteria are:

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 Flying School as determined by the Chief Instructor.

Charles Todd Memorial Scholarship
The selection and presentation is made by the Scout Association at the annual Flying School.

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

The Philip Le Couteur Award
This award is given in two separate awards at the Walsh Memorial 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.

A new trust is being established by Allen Williams, a former senior executive in Air New Zealand engineering and later General Manager of Brown and Dureau (NZ) Ltd. This award will assist the winner of the Walsh Memorial Award (at the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School) to further his or her flying training.

Council Awards

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

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

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 holders of this award are a very select group as few awards have been made.

Meritorious Services Award
This award is made by the Council to recognise individual contributions to aviation in New Zealand and/or to the development of the Royal Aeronautical Society in New Zealand and the South West Pacific.

The award can be awarded as a gold medal, a silver medal or a certificate depending on the Council's consideration of the magnitude of an individual's contribution.

All Council awards are made without any monetary element.

 

 

 

 

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