Awards & Honors: September 2006

 - September 13, 2006, 9:45 AM

Joshua Cunningham was awarded the 2006 Golden Eagle Scholarship from Pratt & Whitney in partnership with the Tuskegee Airmen. The $20,000 award recognizes a high school senior who has demonstrated an aptitude for aerospace technology and aviation. He will receive $5,000 each year for four years. Cunningham, a graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C., and a cadet commander in the Civil Air Patrol, will attend Clemson University and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

The following members of Boy Scouts of America affiliate Aviation Exploring have been awarded scholarships to help them pursue an aviation career: Charles Watson, Lebanon, Tenn., degree leading to an aviation profession, $10,000; Autumn Turner, Fort Wayne, Ind., avionics, $3,000; Genesis Rivas, San Fernando Valley, Calif., flight training, $3,000; Daniel Gubernath, Bucyrus, Ohio, aircraft maintenance, $3,000; and Andrew Kocarnik, Lincoln, Neb., aviation management, $3,000.

NBAA has chosen Archie Trammell to receive its Meritorious Service to Aviation award and James Waugh, Jr. to receive the John P. “Jack” Doswell award. The meritorious service award is “NBAA’s most distinguished honor, presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests.” Trammell is well known for having contributed his vast knowledge of radar and convective weather systems toward the advancement and adoption of safe flying technologies and procedures for more than 50 years. The Doswell Award is granted for “lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation.” Waugh, the executive v-p of FlightSafety International, has devoted much of his life to business aviation safety.