The Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Foundation and Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) are calling for nominations for the 2015 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award, which will be presented at the FSF’s 68th Annual International Air Safety Summit this November in Miami. The award recognizes notable achievement in the field of aviation safety—civil or military—in method, design, invention, study or other improvement.
According to the associations, the contribution to safety need not be recent, especially if the nominee has not received adequate past recognition. The award’s recipient is selected for a significant individual or group effort contributing to improving aviation safety, with emphasis on original contributions as well as a significant individual or group effort performed above and beyond normal responsibilities. Mechanics, engineers and others outside top administrative or research positions are encouraged to apply.
The evaluation board meets next month to select the current year’s recipient. Nominations, including a one- to two-page narrative, can be submitted via the Laura Taber Barbour Foundation website or the Flight Safety Foundation. Nominations are open until June 1.