It was initiated to honour the memory of the club’s founder and gliding pioneer Perciva lJ. Pratt. (who died in NZ in 1969aged 79). Funds were allocated for the trophy in 1954 but the prize was inaugurated in 1966. It had been awarded for the most meritorious flight in a club glider originating from Bacchus Marsh on the recommendation of instructors and presented at the AGM. As of 2008, the award rule was changed to allow flights in a club glider from locations other than Bacchus Marsh.
Past and present Geelong Gliding Club members who have been awarded the Percy Pratt Trophy For the Most Meritorious Flight in a Club Glider.
|2022||Andrzej Wróblewski||13/12/2021, LS6c-18M, VH-GDH, Horsham Christmas Camp, OLC, WeGlide|
|2021||Chris Adda||7/01/2021, DG300, VH-GDH, Horsham Christmas Camp, OLC|
|2020||Hamid Nazari||31/01/2020, DG300, VH-GDH, Horsham Coaching Week, OLC|
|2019||Andrzej Wróblewski||10/06/2019, DG300, VH-GDH, Grampians, diamond height, OLC|
|2018||Jan Bidstrup||6/01/2018, DG300, VH-GDH, 518km, Tocumwal Christmas Camp, OLC|
|2017||Andrzej Wróblewski||6/01/2017, DG300, VH-GDH, 775km, Tocumwal Christmas Camp, declared 750km task, OLC|
|2016||Andrzej Wróblewski||7/02/2016, DG300, VH-GDH, 380km from Bacchus Marsh, OLC|
|2015||Eric Woudenberg||2/01/2015, LS4a, VH-UKA, 545km, Tocumwal Christmas Camp, diamond distance, awarded VSA David Hooper Memorial Trophy for the longest flight made by a VSA pilot within two years of going solo, OLC|
|2014||Ales Rajch||10/01/2014, DG300, VH-GDH, 634km, Tocumwal GC Christmas Camp, OLC|
|2013||Wayne Mackley and Sylvia Sharman||13/12/2012, ASK-13, VH-GPZ, 336km, Bacchus Marsh, VSA State Competitions|
|2012||Uli Hertlein||30/12/2011, Junior, VH-XOC, 333km, Tocumwal GC Christmas Camp, OLC|
|2011||Ailsa McMillan||6/01/2011, Junior, VH-XOC, 349km, Raywood Christmas Camp|
|2010||Rolf Buelter||9/01/2010, LS4a, VH-UKA, 767km, Raywood Christmas Camp, OLC|
|2009||Jaroslaw Mosiejewski||One of the flights at Horsham Week, Puchacz, VH-OWL, winner club class, OLC: 1, 2, 3.|
|2008||Jaroslaw Mosiejewski||15/01/2008, LS4a, VH-UKA, 121.7 km/h over 370km task, Temora, FAI Nationals, standard class, OLC|
|2007||Jaroslaw Mosiejewski||03/12/2006, LS4a, VH-UKA, 427km, Bacchus Marsh, OLC|
|1998||Jeff Farrow||30/11/1997, SZD-Junior, VH-XOC, 143km, Bacchus Marsh - Rokewood - Bunniyong - Bacch
|1992||John Binney||17/11/ 1991, LS4a, VH-UKA, 240km, Bacchus Marsh - Lake Wendouree - Anakie - Cape Clear - Bacchus Marsh|
|1988||Mike Durrant||Cirrus, VH-GVE|
|1986||Jimm Coutts||Bacchus Marsh - Lismore - Ararat - Bacchus Marsh, 300km on what was a difficult day.|
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