The ‘Eric Brown Award’ was established by the British Helicopter Advisory Board (the former name of the BHA) Council of Management in recognition of the outstanding service given by Captain E.M. Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, MA, FRAeS, RN (Ret’d) to the helicopter industry while he was Chief Executive of the BHAB from 1968 until 1987. The Award is made annually by the BHA to the individual whom it is considered has made a most significant contribution towards the helicopter industry. Anyone in the industry is eligible for the Award and it can cover the widest possible range of activities. For Example, outstanding test flying, operational flying, engineering achievements, inventions and innovations, or indeed any other aspect which involves the helicopter industry. The Eric Brown Award is in the form of a trophy which is held by the winner for twelve months until it is awarded again the following year. In addition, each recipient receives a memento to mark the occasion.
The Eric Brown Award winner is announced at the Annual Dinner each year.
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The Eric Brown Award 2015 was presented to Peter Norton for his outstanding service as BHA CEO during the very difficult times for the industry when the national rules were superseded by EASA regulations. Peter took over his position with BHA some years ago having completed a long career in aviation. Despite some personal difficulties […]Read more
The 2014 Eric Brown Award was presented to Dr Simon Mitchell at the BHA Annual Dinner in November. Simon has worked in the aviation industry for over 25 years, a career that includes 5700 professional helicopter flying hours and a PhD in Aviation Safety Management. Simon is a visiting fellow and course director at Cranfield […]Read more
The Eric Brown Award 2013 was presented to Brian Humphries CBE for his invaluable and outstanding contribution to the helicopter industry during his chairmanship of the BHAB/BHA. His influence and wise counsel have been of enormous benefit to our organisation and he has championed the most important rotary wing issues with the CAA and in […]Read more
The Eric Brown Award was not presented in 2012.Read more
The Eric Brown award for 2011 was presented to Captain Rod Wood by Chairman Brian Humphries during the 2011 Annual Dinner at the Institute of Directors in recognition of his service to the helicopter training industry and his substantial support for the British Helicopter Association over many years.Read more
The Eric Brown Award for 2010 was given to Christopher Forrest, of PremiAir’s Group Operations in recognition of his contribution both on a professional and voluntary basis to promote the interests of the helicopter operators and users throughout the UK. Receiving the Award, which was presented by Captain Eric M Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, MA, […]Read more
The Eric Brown Award for 2009 was given to Captain Steve West-Oram of Bond Air Services in recognition of his lifetime contribution to our industry. The award was presented by Chairman Brian Humphries to Mr. Peter Bond, Group Chairman Bond Air services who represented Steve on this occasion at the annual BHA Dinner.http://www.bondairservices.com/Read more
2008 Captain Gary Spender The Eric Brown Award for 2008 was awarded to Captain Gary Spender for his work in the field of helicopter safety. Gary is a commercial pilot and IT specialist. Increasingly concerned by the number of fatal helicopter accidents in recent years, Gary launched the internet based initiative ‘Helicopter Safety’ in 2008. […]Read more
The Eric Brown Award for 2007 was awarded to Captain Robin Renton for his work on the creation and design of the BHAB Chief Pilots course. The course which is run jointly by the CAA and the BHA has received both national and international recognition for the value of its safety related benefits and has […]Read more
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