2018 ralph chesters
The recipient of the 2012 BMAA Engineering Award is Ralph Chesters
Award made for the design, and airworthiness submission, of a 2-axis Dynon autopilot installation in a CTSW. The physical installation – servo locations, mounting brackets and connections into the control system – was thoughtfully designed, lightweight and functional, while the airworthiness submission was comprehensive and correct.
The recipient of the 2017 BMAA Engineering Award is Tony Dowling,
Award made for a set of avionics-related modifications, including an EFIS and a Pilot Aware. Modification submissions were comprehensive and clear, with excellent use made of annotated sketches and photographs.
2012 chris wills
The recipient of the 2012 BMAA Engineering Award is Chris Wills, member 0648.
It is awarded for the modifications Chris has made to his Escapade to improve performance in competition - approved by Major Modification 2398 in 2012, and Minor Modification 1342 in 2010.
These include various aerodynamic improvements to reduced drag, and a flap gap fairing to improve take-off performance.
Chris' modifications are well thought through and well engineered, and supported by competently compiled engineering submissions.
2011 terry Dockerell
Awarded to Terry Dockrell for his Honda Engined Alpha. To quote John Hamer, one of the three judges: “This was a major undertaking with many technical hurdles to jump through. It required a considerable amount of work and perseverance to get the engine to work in this airframe. The result is a very well engineered modification and a shining example of what can be done under the BMAA system by an individual”.