George Lee (MBE)

Triple World Champion Glider Pilot & Author

Triple Gliding World Champion George Lee MBE (Member Of The British Empire) was Born in Dublin in 1945. He Joined the Royal Air Force in 1962 as a technical apprentice. & then Became a pilot and flew primarily the F4 Phantom. He Joined Cathay Pacific Airways in 1984 where he flew 747s for fifteen years before retiring to Australia. George Started gliding in 1963, became an instructor and gained all three diamonds. Started contest flying in 1970, and flew in five World Championships (all Open Class), winning the first three (Finland, France and Germany), being the first person in history to win three consecutive world titles. He also Flew in the Smirnoff Derby in 1977,and flew in two Hitachi Masters in Arizona and Florida). George Instructed Prince Charles for his first and only flights in a glider. Received numerous awards, including the Lilienthal Medal, the Royal Aero Club Gold Medal, the Britannia Trophy and the Air League Founders Medal. George Ran advanced coaching courses for primarily experienced junior pilots in Australia, the students coming from Australia, the UK, the USA, Austria and South Africa.