Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipients Hubert Compton, John Greenwood, Sara Parmenter and Ray Tyson were also recognized by Mike Alakszay of the Richmond FSDO. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. The Federal Aviation Administration also awards recipients with a certificate and a lapel pin, and are recognized in their Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award - Roll of Honor at FAASafety.gov.
Also in attendence were members of the United Flying Octogenarians. More than 1,000 men and women, age 80 or older, make up the members of the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO). Although all members were still flying when they joined the UFO’s, most are no longer at the controls of an aircraft. The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with members in the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.
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