The Aero Club of South Africa is recognised by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee as the official representative of sports flying in South Africa. It is also the South African affiliate of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the world body controlling competitive aviation. In its capacity as the affiliate of the Aero Club representing general aviation and power flying the South African Power Flying Association (SAPFA) has created guidelines as to the awarding of Protea, Aero Club and Provincial Colours and other awards for Rally Flying, Precision Flying, the President's Trophy Air Race and other competitive power flying events and for the Administration of these sports and events.

The Requirements/Guidelines for the awarding of Colours and other Awards is published on this site and can be found in the Requirements and Guidelinespage.

SAPFA members complying with the requirements for Colours or Awards can make application to the Chairman of SAPFA , in writing. The application must include full personal details and details of the award applied for. Supporting information must also be included.

A full list of awards and colours is maintained Awards by Year and Awards by Recipient.

Click the link below to apply for colours or an award.