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Eric Brown Award

For Outstanding Service to the Helicopter Industry

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.

Eric Brown Award nomination 2020

Eric Brown Award 2020 The Eric Brown Award 2020. If you would like to make a nomination for 2020, please complete the attached form and return it to the BHA office no later than Friday 18th September 2020.

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Eric Brown Award 2018

Eric Brown Award was presented to Captain Nick Kidd C.V.O at the BHA Annual Dinner on Thursday 8th November 2018 Captain Nick Kidd is a talisman of the helicopter industry. His contribution as a pilot, instructor, test pilot and examiner to both the military and civilian sectors over the last 50 years has been hugely […]

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Eric Brown Award 2017

Eric Brown Award was presented to Gerry Hermer AFC Gerry Hermer AFC, one of East Anglian Air Ambulance’s (EAAA) founding members, fully retired in March this year after nearly 50 years in rotary aviation! Gerry was the driving force behind the establishment of the Air Ambulance and Police flight in East Anglia; not only did […]

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Rick Cawley Presented with the BHA Eric Brown Award

The British Helicopter Association’s Eric Brown Award has been presented to Rick Cawley. The award is given to the individual considered to have made the greatest and most significant contribution to the British Helicopter Industry during the past twelve months. It will be given to Mr Cawley at the Association’s Annual Dinner in London this […]

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Eric Brown Award 2015

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 […]

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Eric Brown Award 2014

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 […]

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Eric Brown Award 2013

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 […]

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Eric Brown Award 2012

The Eric Brown Award was not presented in 2012.

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Eric Brown award 2011

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.

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Eric Brown Award 2010

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, […]

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