AIN contributing editor James Wynbrandt won the NBAA 2019 Gold Wing award at a ceremony held yesterday morning at the NBAA-BACE media breakfast. Wynbrandt was recognized for his in-depth article about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the August/September 2018 issue of AIN’s Business Jet Traveler magazine.
According to NBAA, “His article…not only explains the science and economics of SAF in plain English; it also makes clear that SAF is a drop-in fuel—available today—and it is safe and approved for every engine that runs on jet-A. This author did extensive research and made clear that SAF is truly sustainable, reducing overall carbon lifecycle emissions by 50 to 80 percent.”
Wynbrandt is a pilot and aircraft owner and has been writing for AIN for many years on a variety of subjects, including green technology; charter and fractional operations; completions; avionics; and more. He is also the author of the popular books, A Brief History Of Saudi Arabia; Dan Quayle Diktionary; Flying High; and The Excruciating History Of Dentistry.