|Vandaag zijn tijdens de jaarvergadering van de FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) in Lausanne twee Nederlanders onderscheiden.
Aan Loek Boermans is de "Lilienthal Gliding Medal" uitgereikt en aan Ritz de Luy de "Pelagia Majewska Gliding Medal". We feliciteren beiden met deze zeer verdiende FAI Gliding Awards.
The Lilienthal Gliding Medal - To reward a particularly remarkable performance in gliding, or eminent services to the sport of gliding over a long period of time, the FAI created this medal in 1938. It may be awarded annually to a glider pilot who has : - established an international record during the past year ; or made a pioneer flight (defined as a flight which has opened new possibilities for gliding and/or gliding techniques) ; or rendered eminent service to the sport of gliding over a significant period of time, and is still an active glider pilot.
The Pelagia Majewska Gliding Medal - This Medal was created by the FAI in 1989, following a proposal by the Aero Club of Poland, in memory of Madame Pelagia MAJEWSKA, eminent Polish glider pilot awarded the Lilienthal Medal for 190, and holder of 17 world gliding records, who lost her life in an air accident in 1988. The Medal is offered to the FAI by the Aero Club of Poland. It may be awarded annually, on recommendation by the FAI Gliding Commission, to a female glider pilot to reward : a particularly remarkable performance in gliding during the past year, or eminent services to gliding over a long period of time.
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