The CGS Hawk was debuted at Sun-n-Fun, March, 1982, Lakeland, Florida where it took top honors winning "Best New Design."
The CGS Hawk again took top honors in August, 1982, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the EAA International Air Show Convention winning its top honor "Outstanding New Design."
The CGS Hawk also was awarded Reserve Grand Champion at the EAA International Air Show Convention, August, 1982.
The CGS Hawk came out on top in the prestigious DuPont Kevlar ARV Design Competition winning First Place over a highly competitive field of 126 manufacturers/designs. The contest consisted of five categories: design, engineering, flying performance, appearance, and portability with 20 points awarded for each category. The Hawk received a perfect score of 20 points in every category except portability where it received a score of 19.
A fleet of 15 CGS Hawks were purchased by the Air Force of Peru for an experimental flight training program in 1992, and are still in service to this day.
1999 CGS Hawk Designer Chuck Slusarczyk was honored by being chosen one of the first three inductees into the EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame in its inaugural year.
Two out of three members of the American Fixed Wing Team used CGS Hawk Sports for the competition.
WigWag is an international-competition-style training camp attended by those seriously interested in world competition.