General Aviation Awards Program

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General Aviation Awards, Inc.
General Aviation Awards plaque at EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI.jpg
General Aviation Awards plaque at EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI
Founded1963 (Incorporated 2014)
TypeEducational nonprofit 501(c)(3)
Area served
United States
Key people
Sandya Narayanswami, PhD, Board Chair
WebsiteGeneral Aviation Awards

The General Aviation Awards Program is an American program organized by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a large number of general aviation industry sponsors.[1] The awards, presented annually for more than 50 years, recognize individual general aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety.[2]

The General Aviation Awards Program is administered by volunteer members of General Aviation Awards, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Awards are presented to professionals in the following fields:

  1. Certificated Flight Instructor
  2. Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)
  3. FAASTeam Representative

Candidates are selected based on long-term performance, specific accomplishments and contributions in their specific fields.[3]

District award winners are chosen by industry peers at the more than 80 FAA Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs) located throughout the United States. Regional award winners are then chosen from among these and announced by representatives of the nine FAA Regional Offices.[4] In July of each year, the three national award recipients are honored in a ceremony at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin;[5][6] traditionally, the awards are presented by the FAA Administrator.[7]

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  1. ^ GAAP sponsors
  2. ^ Flying. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. 1969.
  3. ^ "2013 National General Aviation Award Winners Announced." Director of Maintenance March 25, 2013
  4. ^ Harvey, Tom. Great Lakes Aviation Conference Brings Aspects of Aviation under One Roof". Airport Journals.
  5. ^ Sport Aviation. Experimental Aircraft Association &. 2008.
  6. ^ McChesney, Rashah. Local flight instructor wins national award - Up, 'above and beyond'". Peninsula Clarion
  7. ^ The AOPA Pilot: Voice of General Aviation. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. 1995.

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