The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced that Sarah Bryn Rickman is this year’s recipient of the seventh annual Combs Gates Award. An aviation author and historian, Rickman received the $20,000 cash award for her trilogy based on the women pilots of the Ferry Command.
Harry B. Combs
Harry Combs, former head of Learjet and founder of AMR Combs, died in Wickenburg, Ariz., on December 23 at the age of 90. Long fascinated by the achievements and legacy of the Wright Brothers, Combs had participated in the December 17 centennial-of-flight activities at Kitty Hawk, N.C., less than a week before his death.