Gulfstream Aerospace of Savannah, Ga., announced the creation of annual Outstanding Flight Awards and its first recipient at a press conference at the NBAA Convention on Tuesday. The awards spotlight flights involving superior airmanship performed in a Gulfstream aircraft in the course of business activity and special-mission operations.
The OEM named Amway Corp. as the first recipient of the award in the business category, for its use of a fleet of Gulfstreams to move more than 1,100 employees in one day from the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich. headquarters to Las Vegas for the company’s 50th anniversary ceremonies. In addition to receiving a plaque, the company’s name will be inscribed on the newly created Alber-Rowley Trophy, named for the pilots of the first flight ever made in a Gulfstream. Yesterday Gulfstream bestowed the award for special-mission aviation operations on the U.S. Air Force 310th Airlift Squadron based at McDill AFB.