ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces its "Salute to Excellence" award winners for 2009. The "Salute to Excellence" awards program, now in its 48th year, recognizes outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter community. Winners will be recognized during the HAI "Salute to Excellence" banquet and awards ceremony to be held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, CA.
The winners are:
Aviation Maintenance Technician Award: David Vogel; Senior Technical Representative, American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, TX
Aviation Repair Specialist Award: Jeffery L. Peabody; Maintenance Technician, Air Logistics of Alaska, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska
Igor I. Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service: Grand Canyon National Park Helitack; Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon, AZ
The Joe Mashman Safety Award: Tony Cramp; Senior Advisor Air Safety and Global Projects, Shell Aircraft International, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Outstanding Certified Flight Instructor Award: Kevin C. Brandt; Senior Flight Instructor, Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, TX
AgustaWestland Community Service Award: Dr. David B. Nichols; Owner, President, Managing Director; White Stone Family Practice; White Stone, VA
Eurocopter Golden Hour Award: Chicago Fire Department Air Sea Rescue; Chicago
Excellence in Communications Award: James T. McKenna; Editor in Chief of Rotor & Wing Magazine; Access Intelligence, L.L.C.; Rockville, MD
Helicopter Maintenance Award: Rich Higgins; Helicopter Crew Chief, C.S.C. Transportation, Farmingdale, NY
MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award: Flight Crew Air 101; Stanislaus County Sheriff Department, Modesto, CA
Lawrence D. Bell Memorial Award: Neill Osborne; President and C.O.O., Era Helicopters LLC, Lake Charles, LA
Robert E. Trimble Award: Djoko Prasetyo; Pilot, P.T. Airfast Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Pilot of the Year Award: Tom Brooks; Base Manager, Canadian Helicopters Ltd., Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
The HAI “Salute to Excellence” banquet and awards ceremony to be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at HELI-EXPO 2010 in Houston, Texas.
Outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter community recognized.
The "Salute to Excellence" Awards program, now in its 46th year, recognizes outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter industry. Winners will be...
The awards recognize outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the civil helicopter industry