The Historic Aircraft Association Conrod Trophy  awarded to Cambridge Flying Group for contribution to flight safety

The Historic Aircraft Association (HAA) Conrod Trophy has been awarded to Cambridge Flying Group.  The Conrod Trophy is presented by the HAA to recognise outstanding contributions to the preservation and safe operation of Historic Aircraft.  The award to Cambridge Flying Group is for a major contribution to historic aviation flight safety not just in the past year, but over very many years

For 66 years the Cambridge Flying Group has been instructing at Cambridge and most of this time with its distinctive yellow and silver Tiger Moths G-AOEI and G-AHIZ It is the only place in the world where pilots who do not own their own Tiger Moth can learn to fly on them from ab initio i.e. absolute beginner.  CFG is very much the benchmark for Tiger Moth instruction and besides its members flying many have gone on to own their own Tiger Moths or other historic types and their instruction at Cambridge contributed considerably to their flight safety.

In addition for the past 6 years the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship has been award annually to encourage a new generation of pilots – under 30 years of age – to fly historic aircraft.   Cambridge Flying Group is doing much to achieve this.

The award was received by Cambridge Flying Group President David Kynaston from outgoing HAA President Rick Peacock-Edwards at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.