Stephen Pope Wins NBAA Gold Wing Award
Stephen Pope, a senior editor of Aviation International News and editor of Business Jet Traveler magazine, has won this year’s NBAA Gold Wing Award for his story “Bizav shines in Haitian earthquake relief effort” in the February 2010 issue of Aviation International News. The article details business aviation’s response to the earthquake that hit Haiti last January and describes Pope’s own trip to that country aboard a Honeywell corporate Gulfstream that carried aid workers and medical supplies. This is the second Gold Wing for Pope, who also took the prize in 1999.
AIN Publications editor-in-chief R. Randall Padfield accepted this year’s award at the NBAA Convention on behalf of Pope, who was honeymooning in South Africa. Aviation International News and Business Jet Traveler are published by Midland Park, N.J.-based AIN Publications.