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Lloyd's lifetime of improving air safety recognised


Steve Creedy


July 21, 2006


INDUSTRY identity George Alfred "Peter" Lloyd has been working to make Australia's skies safer for much of his life - and the industry acknowledged that effort this week, with a lifetime achievement award.


About 80 guests attended Admiralty House to see Mr Lloyd presented with the award by Aviation Safety Foundation Australasian patron, Governor-General Michael Jeffery.


Mr Lloyd, the convenor of the Safeskies international aviation safety conferences and the Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial lecture, has 11,000 aircraft command hours and has held executive positions in numerous clubs, including being founding president of the Australian Aerobatic Club.


He was awarded an order of Australia for services to international relations and aviation and an OBE for services to aviation and the motor industry.


Other awards include the World Gold Air Medal, the world's premier aviation award, and Australia's top medal, the Oswald Watt Gold Air Medal.


"Overall, Peter has an extraordinary record of achievement and recognition in aviation, business and community affairs within Australia and internationally," the judges said.


Other ASFA awards went to Airservices Australia senior manager Bob Peake for his role in pioneering airborne collision avoidance systems, and a consortium that invented a wheelchair passenger lifter to allow disabled passengers to safely board and exit aircraft.


The unique invention, by John Cree and Ed McGregor of Qantas, and William Hay of Haycomp, was lauded by judges as an "all round winner - safe and comfortable for passengers, safe and easy for staff".


The ASFA meritorious service award was presented to Captain Rex Booth for outstanding service and contribution to safety in aviation training, while the safety promotion award went to the editor in charge of Australian Defence Force and RAAF safety publications, John Crawley.


The association also named two new fellows, Ian Honnery and Paul Middleton, for professional leadership in promoting aviation safety.



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Well done Middo...! Our organisation is very forunate to have such a dedicated and seemingly tireless ambassador that has carved our future into stone. It's up to us all to use that stoneas the foundation for the future of recreational aviation in Australia.







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