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Nominations Sought for Tony Bingelis, Spirit of Flight Awards

March 8, 2018 - Do you know of an outstanding technical counselor or a pilot who has significant flight test experience and shared that knowledge with fellow EAA members? If so, consider submitting a nomination form to recognize that person for the Tony Bingelis Award or the Spirit of Flight Award.

The Tony Bingelis Award honors the memory of Tony Bingelis, EAA’s highly regarded homebuilding authority, author, and prior columnist in 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 for maintaining the values of EAA. A nominee must have been an active and current EAA technical counselor for five consecutive years. Learn more and submit a nomination >>

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. Candidates promote 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. Download a nomination form >>

The deadline to make a nomination for these awards is March 31, 2018.