Yesterday our amazing CFI Trevor Bange was invested with the Order of Australia Medal by Her Excellency, the Governor of Queensland Dr Jeanette Young for his outstanding lifetime contribution to aviation.
We all owe Trevor a huge debt of gratitude for what he has done for our sport.
Congratulations Trevor on recognition so richly deserved. You are indeed a living legend. We, the pilots and members of LEFS are truly blessed.
He shared this special occasion with his daughter Fiona, son James and brother Ray (also an OAM recipient) and their families.
Trevor's citation read:
Mr Trevor Henry Bange AM
For service to recreational flying and gliding, as Head of Aircraft Maintenance, Chief Flying Instructor and Treasurer with the Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Association/ Lone Eagle Flying School, as Chief Flying Instructor and Board member with Recreational Aviation Australia, as Treasurer, Secretary, Airworthiness Officer Instructor and Tug Pilot with the Darling Downs Soaring Club, as Director, Engineering and Instructor Training Courses and Technical Officer, Airworthiness with the Gliding Federation Australia, Queensland, as Convenor of the South Queensland Regional Airspace and Procedures Advisory Committee, as a supporter of Scouts Queensland Operation Nighthawk weekend, as Instructor of the Toowoomba Queensland Air Training Corps Cadet Unit, Flight Commander of the Gatton and Oakey Queensland Air Training Corps Cadet Unit and as Gliding Flight Instructor for Queensland Air Training Corps Cadets in the Australian Air Force Cadets, and as the recipient of the Fred Hoinville Award from the Gliding Federation Australia, and as a Justice of the Peace.