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Miller Named Recipient of EAA's Tony Bingelis Award


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (June 6, 2006) — Jim Miller, of Kansas City, Mo., has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the EAA's Tony Bingelis Award, recognizing his involvement as an active Technical Counselor volunteer and aircraft builder.

Miller (EAA #6110) has been an EAA Technical Counselor since 1973, has advised countless aircraft builders about safety and effective low-cost aviation techniques, and has documented more than 150 aircraft project visits. In addition, Miller is an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative volunteer for amateur-built aircraft.

Further pursuing his interest in aviation, Miller constructed an all-wood Taylor Titch that has won numerous awards and was featured on both the front and back cover of EAA's Sport Aviation magazine. Miller has also written several articles for various aviation publications throughout the years.

The Bingelis Award was created in 2002 to honor the late Tony Bingelis, a noted homebuilding authority and EAA Sport Aviation columnist who passed away in 2001. The award recognizes significant contributions to the encouragement of aircraft projects for fellow EAA members, the promotion of aviation safety and for maintaining the values of EAA. A nominee must have been an active and current EAA Technical Counselor for at least five consecutive years.

Miller continues to educate and guide aircraft builders through numerous presentations in his local area, as well as presenting forums during EAA AirVenture. He was nominated by Ray Huffman of EAA Chapter 91, based in the Kansas City area. Miller will receive his award during the annual Homebuilders' Dinner on Thursday, July 27, at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wis.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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