Lisa Turner, EAA 509911
Hayesville, North Carolina
Lisa Turner of Hayesville, North Carolina, is the 2015 recipient of the EAA Tony Bingelis Award. The award recognizes her 10 years as an EAA technical counselor, promoter of builder education through EAA chapters, and author of numerous articles on flight building and safety in such publications as EAA Sport Aviation, The Experimenter, KITPLANES Magazine, The Safety Wire, and local chapter newsletters.
Turner (EAA 509911) has been heavily involved with EAA and is passionate about spreading awareness of flying and building safety for aircraft builders. She has been involved with various member projects as a technical counselor and flight advisor.
“Lisa’s contagious passion for reaching the dream of building or restoring an aircraft rubs off on everyone around her,” wrote Justin Griffin, the EAA member who nominated Turner. “The excitement is easy to enjoy, and has propelled many people to believe they can reach their dream of building and flying their own airplane, beginning the journey by joining the EAA.”
Dave Ross, EAA 98512
Dave Ross of Wakeman, Ohio, is the 2014 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Tony Bingelis Award, recognized for his hard work as an EAA Technical Counselor, RV builder and EAA chapter safety chairman.
Ross, a retired corporate pilot, has been an active EAA member for 39 years and a member of EAA Chapter 50 in Sandusky, Ohio. He has held numerous chapter positions, such as the chapter’s safety chairman for many fly-ins and other shows, EAA Technical Counselor and captain of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. He was also a member of the IAC (International Aerobatic Club) for 20 years.
Apart from his various roles throughout the years, Ross is known for his workmanship as a builder of Van’s aircraft kits. According to those who nominated him, “he offers up space in his personal workshop to anyone who wants guidance in building an aircraft. He provides on-site instruction and advice, never downgrading others’ techniques but offering helpful suggestions throughout the process.”
Ross’s passion for homebuilding has inspired others through his extensive knowledge and hard work. He displays his RV-4 at air shows throughout the country, and has influenced many others to purchase and construct RVs.
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