Frank Christensen, the founder of the modern aircraft kit movement, was honored at AirVenture by the International Aerobatic Club. Congratulations!
AAAE and USCTA presented Hartford-Brainard Airport and Midwest ATC Service with the 2017 Willie F. Card Contract Tower Service Award.
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) selected of Karen Miles, civil engineering project manager in the FAA Seattle Airports District Office, for the 2017 ACC Agency Best Practices Award.
Steve Charbonneau received Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award for his pioneering efforts in the collection, analysis and sharing of aviation safety data.
John Goglia was recently awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and named Chairman of the Board of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). Congratulations, John!
The work of an AMT does not receive adequate praise. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award should not just be an honor within the aviation industry, but should attract the attention of the general press!
Captain Michel Gordillo was recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) with a world record for being the first pilot to circumnavigate both the North and South Poles in a homebuilt aircraft weighing under 1,750 kilograms (3,858 pounds), and to be the first ever to fly a single-engine aircraft across Antarctica.
Bob Hoover had such great touch that he could perform precision mere mortals wouldn’t consider. His passing signifies a major transition in the skill set.