Each year, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA recognize a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions to aviation safety and education.
The awards program is a cooperative effort between the FAA and a dozen industry sponsors. The selection process begins with local FAA Safety Team managers at Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) and then moves on to the eight regional FAA offices. Panels of aviation professionals from within those four fields then select national winners from the pool of regional winners.
Recipients of this year’s North Florida FSDO awards are Thomas Evans of Tampa, CFI of the Year; Elena Klasing of Casselberry, Florida, Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year; and Hugh Hardy Jr. of Deltona, Florida, FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year. Receiving the Southern Region award is Harry Narvaez-Munet of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year.
For more information: FAA.gov