The Kelsey Plate


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.kelsey_plate


Year Awarded to:
2019 Pete and Jill Harmer
2018 Ron Johns and Dan Johns
2017 Ron Johns and Phil Morrison
2016 Matt Wright
2015 Pete Startup and Matt Wright
2014 Ian Mitchell
2013 Liam Vile
2012 Steve Westlake
2011 John Burrow
2010 Matt Wright
2009 Dave Reilly
2008 DaveReilly
2007 Pete Harmer and Jill Harmer
2006 John Pursey
2005 John Pursey
2004 Ron Johns and  Malcolm Chant
2003 DaveReilly
2002 JohnBugbee
2001 DaveReilly
2000 SimonMinson
1998 Ron Johns
1997 John Pursey
1996 Malcolm Chant
1995 John Pursey
1994 Ron Johns
1993 Dave Reilly
1992 Damian Le Roux
1991 Mike Fairclough
1990 Dave Reilly
1989 Dave Reilly
1988 Dave Reilly
1987 Dave Reilly
1986 Tim Gardner
1985 Dave Reilly
1984 Dave Reilly
1983 Dave Minson
1982 Eric Shore
1981 Eric Shore
1980 Dave  Minson
1979 Julian Hine
1978 Tim Gardner
1977 Tim Gardner
1976 Steve Frank
1975 Robin Munday
1974 Reg Welch
1973 Reg Welch
1972 M Cook
1971 Brian  Weare
1970 John Fielden,  Val Fielden
1969 Owen Corsbie
1967 T G Brown
1965 Tim Gardner
1963 G Grant
1962 Brian Masters
1961 John Groves
1960 John Pomeroy

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