The following is an article that appeared in the 'Flight International magazine 29th December 1979
The 1979 Royal Aero Club wards night held on the 18th December 1979.
Awards were presented by their President his 'Royal Highness the Prince of Wales'.
David Cook was awarded the Bronze Medal for his historic flight across the English Channel to France, flying his home built powered VJ23 on the 9th May 1978.
While the British Hang Gliding Team was awarded the 'Prince of Wales Cup' for their historic winning of the 'American Cup' in America. Most believe that it was Brian Milton's formation of the British Hang Gliding league that helped their win.