Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety.
Recipients of the 2017 National General Aviation Awards are:
- Charles Gensler of Parker, Colorado — 2017 Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year
- Brian Carpenter of Corning, California — 2017 Aviation Technician of the Year
- Mark Ducorsky of Lakeland, Florida — 2017 FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year.