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Jiří Kobrle Award

Ing. Jiří Kobrle is a legend of Czechoslovak aviation. He has inspired and influenced many people, including the organizers of the Rally.

The prize is awarded by an expert commission appointed by the chairman of the Czechoslovak Aircraft Meeting on the occasion of the event at one of the Czech or Slovak airports.

By comparing it to Sir Kobrlem, we want to appreciate the living legends who made these machines famous abroad or in our country for their activities in aviation on Czechoslovak aircraft and thus contributed to the fact that Czechoslovak aviation has a great resounding name in the world. The Czech and Slovak aviation tradition in Europe and perhaps in the world stands out with its dense network of small airports, the number of brands that manufacture aircraft, engines and other components. Czechoslovak designers became famous for their ingenuity and pilots and technicians pushed the boundaries of what is possible. The structure of aeroclubs and flight schools is also unique, where experience and skills are passed on and reflected, among other things, in sports success and records in various aviation disciplines that our aviators achieve. We all stand on the shoulders of those who have contributed to the set of all these values, which together we call the Czechoslovak aviation tradition . We celebrate them every year at the Meeting by setting up the largest living aviation museum in Europe. Since 2019, after Sir Kobrle left us forever, we also want to appreciate the individuals who have contributed to the fact that we can fly on these beautiful machines and be so proud that we are Czechs and Slovaks.  

The prize is sponsored by the wife of Jiří "Sir" Kobrle, Mrs. Iva Kobrlová, who also hands over the award in person.

In the case of a proposal for a personality who could become the winner of the Jiří Kobrle Award, contact us with a reason and explanation at babcanova@scsl.cz  

Jiří "Sir" Kobrle

Aerobatic acrobat, successful competitor, trainer and judge, test pilot, president of the Aeroclub of the Czech Republic, vice-president of FAI, instructor, member of AK Jičín. Through his work, he has moved the development of aviation in our country in many areas. His disciples and other people who knew him personally use the respectful term "sir" instead of addressing Mr. Kobrle.

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Laureates

Ing. Vladimír Peroutka

2020

For his lifelong technical merits in the maintenance of Czechoslovak aircraft, he worked as a technician at Slovair, LOM Prague and BMZ Air Service and as a renovator at the Prague-Kbely Aviation Museum.


He is one of the few experts on Czechoslovak engines.

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Jaroslav Anýž

2022

For his lifelong technical merits in the maintenance of Czechoslovak aircraft, he worked as a technician at Slovair, LOM Prague and BMZ Air Service and as a renovator at the Prague-Kbely Aviation Museum.


He is one of the few experts on Czechoslovak engines.

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Col. Václav
Vašek

2021

A military pilot who started flying on legendary Czechoslovak aircraft up to jet L-29, L-39 and Mig-type aircraft, or a pilot of Boeing and Airbus transport aircraft. He made the then Czechoslovakia famous for his activities as a unique display pilot and to this day he is known all over the world. Also a former ÚCL employee, author of aviation publications, university professor and chairman of the Czech Aviation Association.

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Ing. Vladimír Peroutka

2019

Flying pilot Zlín Moravan, display pilot and guarantor of air public performances of leading Czech pilots, instructor activity, examiner and transport pilot of Boeing aircraft, pilot of historical aircraft, head of training of new transport pilots in the CATC organization.

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About the award

The award was created with the aim of being unique and memorable, just as Mr. Kobrle was the winner of the award. That is why we have established cooperation with the unique artistic concrete industry At least Tohle, who complement the idea of the award with their family approach.


Award from the workshop At least This, by sculptor Antonín Sláčík, has the distinctive shape of a propeller blade. It is cast from unique art concrete. The award was created as part of a production in front of the public at the Prague Design Week 2019 event, where it was a great success. It was modified to its current form by Antonín in 2021, when it acquired an exceptional and majestic appearance that is unparalleled in our territory.

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