Announcing the 2014 National GA Award Honorees Awards for National CFI, AMT, Avionics Tech and FAASTeam Rep of the year to be presented by the FAA at AirVenture.


University City, Missouri — March 12, 2014 — Every year for the past 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety. Recipients of the 2014 National General Aviation Awards are:

Howard William Wolvington of Issaquah, Washington–Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year Max Lloyd Burnette of Rockvale, Tennessee–Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year David Brian Kocak of Guilford, Connecticut–Avionics Technician of the Year Richard Loren Stowell, Jr. of McCall, Idaho–FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative of the Year

The FAA will present individual plaques to these four National Honorees in July during EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh,Wisconsin, and their names will be added to the large permanent plaque located in the lobby of the EAA AirVenture Museum. Also included in the prize packages for the four National Honorees are all-expenses-paid trips to Oshkosh to attend the awards presentation and other special GA Awards activities. “These awards highlight the important role played by these individuals in promoting aviation education and flight safety,” said GA Awards board chairman Arlynn McMahon, “The awards program sponsors are pleased that these outstanding aviation professionals will receive the recognition they so richly deserve before their peers in Oshkosh.”