EAA recognizes chapter members for their personal commitment and contributions to EAA, chapters, and their fellow members.
Through these award winners, EAA members share qualities including a sense of volunteerism, accomplishment, creativity, professional achievement, and a dedication to their chapters.
Nominate those chapter members who have gone the extra mile and beyond throughout the year for the betterment of the chapter, EAA, and the GA community. Strong and healthy EAA chapters are the backbone of the organization. Those honored have demonstrated their passion and dedication for their chapter, EAA, and the recreational aviation community. Chapters are encouraged to nominate individuals who selfless volunteer their time and support their chapter though leadership positions or chapter programs.
Please check back in 2017 for chapter award nomination forms.
Major Achievement Award - 2016 Recipients:
1) Ellen Randoll - EAA 1137418, Chapter 1044
2) Kevin Pratt, EAA 265762, Vintage Chapter 16
3) Steve Magdic - EAA 589592, Ultralight Chapter
4) Burl Nelson - EAA 357343, EAA Chapter 479
5) Kathy Howell - EAA 847137 and IAC 433829, IAC Chapter 26
6) Wally McCoy - EAA 810409, EAA Chapter 1095
7) Dick Koehler - EAA 161427, EAA Chapter 186
8) Bent Esbensen - EAA 340075, EAA Chapter 655
Lifetime Achievement Award - 2016 Recipient:
Marvin Hoppenworth - EAA Lifetime 2519, EAA Chapter 655
Web Editor Award - 2016 Recipients:
Fedor Fomochev (Fi Dot) - Chapter 187, Austin, Texas
Many EAA chapters have embraced the Internet as a way to communicate and connect fellow aviators, allowing them to better serve the local member and the aviation community at large.
Newsletter Editor Award - 2016 Recipients:
1) “The Oak Islander” - Shelia Swanson - Chapter 939, Southport North Carolina
2) “WINGNUT” - Mike Baker - Chapter 846, Wadsworth, Oh
Newsletters are the main communications link for a chapter, featuring a repository of the chapter’s history and accomplishments. Composing a monthly chapter newsletter that is informative, easy to read and interesting is the sometimes daunting task of the newsletter editor. Newsletters are judged on consistency, appearance, layout, and content.
Young Eagles Awards
The EAA Young Eagles program has become a success thanks to the efforts of EAA volunteers around the world. EAA chapters and individual EAA members are invited to nominate outstanding Young Eagles volunteers who have made significant contributions.
Outstanding Chapter Coordinator:
Al Moyer - EAA Chapter 443, Amanda, OH
Outstanding Young Eagles Ground Volunteer:
Pioneer Airport Crew, Oshkosh, WI
Phillips 66 Leadership Award:
John Mininger - Field Representative, Quakertown PA