The Kelsey Plate is awarded annually for the longest cross-country flight from North Hill.
"Audrey Kelsey, a flying member with a C certificate, has very kindly donated a Trophy to be awarded annually to the pilot who flies from "home" to Exeter in the fastest time in a Tutor; two members have already descended upon Exeter airport, trying to land inconspicuously in remote corners of the drome. John Pomeroy at present holds the record with a time of just under an hour. "
Dec 1960 Sailplane & Gliding
By 1967, (maybe earlier), the Kelsey Plate was being awarded for the best (longest) cross-country of the year.
In 2019, it was awarded to Pete and Jill Harmer flying OL, for completing 310.9Kms on 21st May 2019, NHL - Okehampton - Fordingbridge - NH2. (longest by virtue of finishing at NH2), but same task was completed by Pete Startup 230, Phil and Nick DD3, and Wyn Davies W7 on an ad-hoc day.
|2019||Pete and Jill Harmer|
|2018||Ron Johns and Dan Johns|
|2017||Ron Johns and Phil Morrison|
|2015||Pete Startup and Matt Wright|
|2007||Pete Harmer and Jill Harmer|
|2004||Ron Johns and Malcolm Chant|
|1992||Damian Le Roux|
|1970||John Fielden, Val Fielden|
|1967||T G Brown|