FAA & Industry Recognizing Excellence

The National Awards Plaque Hangs in the EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI

The General Aviation Awards Committee recently launched a new website devoted exclusively to the General Aviation Awards program.

In addition to containing the application / nomination packet and other information, the website also profiles the four 2010 National Award winners: MCFI Jeff Moss, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year; Neil Nederfield, Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year; Kirk Peterson, Avionics Technician of the Year; and MCFI Tom Turner, FAASTeam Representative of the Year.  Links to all sponsoring organization are posted as well.

Developing the new site has been a collaborative effort that included funding from the National Aviation Safety Foundation (NASF) and Rich Stowell Consulting, design work by 2007 National FAASTeam Representative of the Year Cheryl DeFilippo Hardy, and web hosting by the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). Future plans include the addition of photos, awards presentation videos, past news releases, and a list of all past national winners.

The General Aviation Awards program has been in existence for 47 years and is a joint effort of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry to recognize aviation professionals for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. Each year, a small group of professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety are recognized at the local, regional, and national levels.

The selection process begins with local FAA Safety Team managers at Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) and then moves on to the eight regional FAA offices. Panels of aviation professionals from within those four fields then select national winners from the pool of regional winners.

For more information, visit the new website at http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/ or call 303-485-8136.

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Rich Stowell (Lifetime Member)

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