Gordon Bellerby was the winner of the Records Racing & Rally Association’s 2012 King’s Cup air race. The King’s Cup air race was first run in 1922 and King George V presented the cup. Whilst the original cup is no longer in the Royal Aero Club’s possession the base remains and the cup which is now presented was first presented by King George VI in 1947. It was the first air race to be run on a handicapped basis, allowing aircraft of all types to compete. Although the handicapping process is now more sophisticated this still remains the case. Gordon, raced to success in his AA5B aircraft, registration number G-BFXW.
RAeC Records, Racing & Rally Association