Awards Recognize Contributions To Aviation


Two major aviation awards programs have announced their winners for 2010. The Lindbergh Award, which honors efforts to achieve a balance of nature and technology, went to FedEx and to Jack Pelton, CEO of Cessna. “Jack Pelton has led the charge to see that the aviation industry focuses appropriate efforts in reducing its environmental impact,” said Larry Williams, chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation. FedEx will receive the Corporate Award for Balance, which recognizes business practices that reflect concern for the environment and quality of life. The FAA’s General Aviation Awards go to aviation professionals for contributions in flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety. Recipients of this year’s national awards are Jeff Moss of Los Angeles, CFI of the Year; Tom Turner of Rose Hill, Kan., FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year; Neil Nederfield of Lafayette, N.J., Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year; and Kirk Peterson of Larimore, N.D., Avionics Technician of the Year.

The Lindbergh Foundation awardees will be honored at the 32nd annual Lindbergh Award Celebration to be held at Sun ‘n Fun, in Lakeland, Fla., on April 14. The General Aviation Awards program is a partnership involving more than a dozen organizations from the aviation industry. This year’s awards will be presented by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in July at EAA AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh.Regional award winners are also named. Click here for more details about this year’s winners.