The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports that Mike McHugh, the aviation instructor at the Bismarck Career Academy in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been selected as the 2015 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year.
McHugh will receive the honor, including a $5,000 cash award, during the NAHF 53rd Annual Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony on Oct. 2, in Dayton, Ohio. The presentation will precede the inaugural NAHF Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award and the induction of four air and space pioneers in the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.
The Crossfield Award, founded in 1986 by NAHF enshrinee, engineer and test pilot, the late A. Scott Crossfield, is a juried annual competition to recognize a K-12 teacher for his or her exemplary use of aerospace in their classroom curricula.
McHugh’s accomplishments include providing students with hands-on flight instruction and simulator training, aircraft construction and maintenance experience, and aligning industry experts with his students to encourage their pursuit of aviation careers and personal development.