Nine recipients received NAAA Awards in 2020, including these four individuals. Who will be among this year’s awardees? Nominations are due by Sept. 10.
One of the highlights of each NAAA convention is the chance to honor a distinct group of the committed individuals and companies for their service to the agricultural aviation industry. The aerial application industry is filled with exceptional people who go above and beyond the call of duty, often with little fanfare. Make someone’s day, year or career by nominating him or her for a 2021 NAAA Award!
NAAA’s online submission form is the fastest and simplest way to nominate someone in just a few clicks, but the traditional PDF-based awards forms are also available options. The following submission methods are available at AgAviation.org/awards.
online submission form is the fastest and simplest way to nominate someone
in just a few clicks, but the traditional PDF-based awards forms are also
available options. Completed
entries using the traditional PDF forms may be emailed or faxed to NAAA at email@example.com or (202) 546-5726 (fax).
There are nine NAAA Award categories and one NAAREF
Award. The nomination deadline is Sept. 10, but early nominations are
encouraged. The longer you wait, the busier you’ll be as the summer season
NAAA Award Categories
Award: Honors an
agricultural aircraft operator, operating organization or allied member company
that has made an outstanding contribution in the field of ag aircraft
operations. The achievement cited shall have contributed to the “state-of-the-art”
for the benefit of the agricultural aircraft industry as a whole.
Industry Individual Award:
Recognizes an NAAA member or staff and/or an allied industry individual who has
significantly contributed their efforts for the benefit of the allied industry
and the aerial application industry. (Presented
by the NAAA Allied Industry Committee.)
Air Lines “Puffer” Award:
Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the design
of agricultural aircraft and/or related equipment.
Operation S.A.F.E. Award: Recognizes
individuals or entities that have made outstanding contributions to the
Operation S.A.F.E. program. (Presented by
Robert Horne Memorial Award:
Honors a pilot with five or fewer years of experience in the agricultural
aviation industry who has an exemplary safety record and has contributed to
safety in ag aviation. This award no longer has carryover
nominations from year to year; a new nomination must be submitted every year.
Community Service Award:
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a member to his or her community.
& Bill Binnion Memorial Award:
Acknowledges those who contribute to NAAA in its efforts to educate the public
about aerial application. (Presented by
the NAAA Support Committee.)
Awards outstanding service to the commercial agricultural aviation industry or
to its association.
Recognizes outstanding contributions by an allied industry member and his or
O. Marsh Safety Award:
Recognizes significant achievements in safety, safety education or an
outstanding operational safety program.
2021 NAAA Award recipients will be announced in the fall and honored at the
Excellence in Ag Aviation Banquet Dec. 9 in Savannah.