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Kevin Vile, long time Taumarunui President, and Flying NZ Executive member is delighted to accept his Certificate and FAI Air Sports Medal from Robert Henderson an Executive Director of the Federation Aeronautique International Executive Board.

Aden Jennings received a FAI Air Sports Medal for his continuing support of sport flying and Flying NZ's Young Eagles.

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Air Sports Medal


This medal was established by the FAI Council for the 100th anniversary of Lilienthal's first flights. It may be awarded, at any time, to individuals or groups for outstanding services in connection with air sport activities like work in FAI commissions, organising World and Continental Championships, training and educating new pilots, or for promoting aviation in general, especially with regard to young people.

Four awards were made at the 2017 Flying NZ Conference dinner.

Husband and wife team, Trish and Ike Stephens were both awarded the FAI Air Sports Medal for their dedication to sport flying, being the heart and soul of the Tauranga Aero Club and for over 20 years each as Young Eagle Flight Commanders.