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Nominations Sought for Bingelis, Spirit of Flight Awards

Is there an extraordinary tech counselor in your chapter? Or a pilot whose accomplishments and dedication to aeronautics have “flown under the radar”? Perhaps they may be appropriate recipients for two awards presented annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the Tony Bingelis Award and the Spirit of Flight Award.

The Bingelis Award honors the memory of Tony Bingelis, EAA’s highly regarded homebuilding authority, author, and columnist for EAA Sport Aviation. Created in 2002, the award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the encouragement of aircraft projects for fellow EAA members, the promotion of safety, and maintaining the values of EAA. A nominee must have been an active and current EAA technical counselor for five consecutive years. A nomination form can be found here.  

The Spirit of Flight Award was established in 1997 by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and Scaled Composites to recognize an EAA member who best exemplifies the spirit of research, development, or flight testing. The member promotes air safety by presenting a pilot’s opinion, strengthening the influence of the test pilot on aeronautical progress, and continuously evaluating the adequacy of flight equipment. A nomination form can be found here.

If you have any questions, please call the EAA Safety Programs Office at 888-322-4636, ext. 6864. The deadline for both award nominations is February 1, 2011.

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