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Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship spotlights an air show performer who has demonstrated superb showmanship ability.

Presented annually by World Airshow News and friends and family of the late Bill Barber, air show performer extraordinaire, the award recognizes an air show entertainer who has demonstrated superb showmanship ability. Past recipients compose the selection committee.

Past recipients:

2013 

Skip Stewart

2012 

Matt Younkin

2011 

Rich Gibson and Dee Gibson

2010 

Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver

2009

Mike Goulian

2008

Bud Granley

2007

Dacy Family Airshow Team (Dave, Phil, Julia, and Susan Dacy and Tony Kazian)

2006

Danny Clisham

2005

Kent and Warren Pietsch

2004

Bobby Younkin

2003

Jim LeRoy

2002

AeroShell Aerobatic Team

2001

Northern Lights Aerobatic Team

2000

John Mohr

1999

Dan Buchanan

1998 

Patty Wagstaff

1997  

Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes

1996  

Wayne Handley

1995 

Bob Hoover

1994 

Bob & Annette Hosking (Otto)

1993  

Red Baron Stearman Squadron  (Steve Thompson, John Bowman, Sonny Lovelace, Randy Drake, and Jerry & Margaret Van Kempen)

1992  

Sean D. Tucker

1991 

Julie Clark

1990

Leo Loudenslager

1989 

Jim Franklin

1988

No recipient

1987

The French Connection (Daniel Heligoin & Montaine Mallet)