EAA Chapter 983 at Pecan Plantation Airpark (0TX1) in Texas just set a record: 31 of its members received Master Pilot Awards at a ceremony Nov. 11, 2023, while another received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Wright brothers Master Pilot Award
The award was presented during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022.
Six 7S5 residents were recently presented with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards.
“Here I am getting the granddaddy of aviation awards just for having fun flying,” says Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Winner Tom Shipp.
Nominated by friends and colleagues, Sue said getting the award “was quite a surprise and a wonderful honor. I am just an ordinary pilot doing what pilots do.”
Terry Hayes submitted this photo and note: “Kathy Zancanella and Vic Williams were awarded the Wright Brother’s Master Pilot Award in December 2020 from the FAA after more than 50 years of safe flying. Here they are holding a sign that reads, “You don’t get old and stop flying. You get old when you stop flying.”
Dale has logged more than 32,000 accident free flight hours.
Nina Anderson, one of the first women pilots to fly for a Fortune 500 company, has received the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
A 95-year-old Indiana pilot who still takes to the skies regularly was recently featured in a local TV news story.