Standing Alone

Modern day whistleblowers

The FSF Heroism Award was established by the Foundation in 1968 to recognize civil aircraft crewmembers or ground personnel whose heroic actions exceeded the requirements of their jobs and, as a result, saved lives or property. Selection of award recipients is determined by the degree of personal risk involved in the heroic act; the nature of the courage, perseverance, and other personal characteristics that were displayed; and the degree to which the heroism was outside normal levels of duty and ability.

I think they earned this award four times over. They are men of uncommon courage and commitment to safety. They raised the bar for FAA safety inspectors and for mechanics on what it takes to be a professional. We owe them our gratitude and our respect. God Bless both of them and their families.

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