Australian Sport Aviation Confederation
Air Sports Gold Medal
Citation – G.A. (Peter) Lloyd AO, OBE, MiD
At an ASAC Board meeting, well known aviation stalwart Peter Lloyd AO, OBE was awarded the inaugural ASAC Air Sports Gold Medal. Mike Close, the President of ASAC, said that the award is presented to a person who has made a major contribution to aviation generally or to the Aviation Industry in Australia in particular. This may be through a single outstanding achievement or a major contribution over many years in either flying, technical innovation, administration, or leadership of which Peter is a most worthy recipient. ASAC, whom Peter Lloyd is also the Honorary Governor, is a not for profit organisation representing the Gliding Federation of Australia, The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, the Australian Ballooning Federation, the Australian Parachute Federation, the Model Aeronautics Association of Australia and the Aerobatic Club of Australia. ASAC provides a voice to government and industry on matters affecting sport aviation. Equally important, ASAC is the designated Australian representative to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).
Peter’s, list of achievements include:
AO, Officer of the Order of Australia – for services to aviation and international affairs.
OBE Order of the British Empire – for services to aviation.
MiD Mentioned In Dispatches – for bravery in action during WWII.
FAIM Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
FCIT Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport
FID Fellow of the Institute of Directors
FREcS Fellow of the Royal Economic Society
Powered aircraft pilot with 11,000 command hours
Gas balloon pilot
Flying experience in gliders and microlight aircraft
Founding President Australian Aerobatic Club
Past President, Royal Aero Club, and Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia
Past Chairman, Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators – Australian Region (Liveryman with Freedom of the City of London)
President of Honour FAI 1989 -President, FAI 1986 – 1988
Vice-President FAI 1982 – 1986Treasurer FAI 1976 – 1982
Australian Delegate to FAI from 1971
Honorary Governor, Australian Sport Aviation Confederation
President, Safeskies, Australia’s international Air Safety Conference
Life Member Australian Parachute Federation
Life Member Recreational Aviation Australia
Director Royal Flying Doctor Service (Retired)
FAI Gold Air Medal Oswald
Watt Gold Air Medal – Australia’s highest air award
FAI Bronze Medal
Paul Tissandier Diploma
Yuri Gagarin Decoration (Russia), for distinguished services to the cause of world peace through air sport
Order of Svazam (1st Class) Czechoslovakia, for distinguished services to the cause of world peace through air sport.
Peter said that he was absolutely delighted and honoured to receive the award. He remains ever passionate about aviation in Australia and particularly aviation safety with his involvement as President of Safeskies.