Call for Nominations: VFS UK Chapter Award 2023

We are calling for nominations for Chapter Awards 2023!

  • Chapter Award Categories:

David Gibbings Award for Early Career Achievement: Awarded to a person under the age of 30 for outstanding achievement in vertical flight. An additional award may be made in this category to those who have overcome adversity to deliver their achievements.
President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to a person who has made significant contributions to vertical flight over an extended period of time on multiple projects.
Award for Extraordinary Work in Vertical Flight: Awarded to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to vertical flight through exceptional work on a single project in the last two years.

Anybody working in Vertical Flight in the UK is eligible to be nominated!

  • How to submit your nominations:

Please submit your nominations to, detailing the achievements of the nominee and the positive impact of these achievements on vertical flight. A summary of the career history of the nominee should be provided. Nominations are to be
made by somebody who knows the work of the nominee well and where possible nominations should be seconded by a senior individual within the nominee’s organisation.

  • Deadline:

The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2023.

  • Awards presentation:

The awards will be presented at the 2024 VFS UK Event, expected to be held at the RAF Club in February 2024. Please see the guidance below on how to submit a nomination for an award.