2011 General Aviation Award Winners

Tom Hendershot presented the 2011 National AMT of the Year award plaque to Joe Morales at the Theater in the Woods at EAA.


One of this summer’s highlights was attending the EAA AirVenture air show and along with that the presentation of the National General Aviation Awards. It was a beautiful evening in Oshkosh, WI, at the Theater in the Woods on the EAA grounds and AMT magazine along with AMTSociety attended the GA awards program.

Tom Hendershot, the 2003 National AMT of the Year, presented the 2011 National AMT of the Year award plaque to Joe Morales. Morales is the quality control manager and repair station chief inspector for Doss Aviation at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is not only an A&P with IA but he is also a CFI and captain in the Civil Air Patrol. Morales is also a FAASTeam representative and spoke highly about his appreciation for all those professionals who have helped him along the way.

Russ Callender of RC Avionics was recipient of the 2011 National Avionics Tech of the Year. Callender holds a private pilot license, repairman certificate and has been servicing aircraft for more than 30 years. His dedication to aviation technology and religion support his passion and help produce a successful business.

Judy Phelps of CP Aviation was the recipient of the 2011 National Certified Flight Instructor of the Year. Phelps specializes in emergency maneuvering, tailwheel, and spin training. She gives back by volunteering in her spare time and she is also dedicated to the 99s and the International Aerobatic Club.

Vicki Lynn Sherman, a three-time Master CFI was the recipient of the 2011 National FAASTeam Representative of the Year. Sherman is a flight, ground, and simulator instructor and also a crew member at the FAA Production Studios in Florida.

Congratulations to all GA award winners; we appreciate your hard work and dedication to the aviation industry!

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