Character Of The Year

Pilot Of The Year Award




1962 Col. Roscoe Turner "The Roar"
1963 Sen. Barry Goldwater "Sun Dust"
1964 Adm. DanielF. Smith "Dog"
1965 Maj. Gen. C.L. Mullins "Moon"
1966 V. Adm. C.E. Rosendahl "Rosie"
1967 James E. Crane "The Brain"
1968
1969 Herman Salmon "Fish"
1970 R. Adm. George Dufek "Penguin"
1971 Takofumi Hishikari "Zero"
1972 Sergei Sikorsky "Dynamic Components"
1973 John M. Conroy "Guppy"
1974 Joseph U. Greely "Brother Evil"
1975 Joseph Higgins "The Sheriff"
1976 Clifford Henderson "The Desert"
1977 Jack Garfield "Happy Talk"
1978
1979 John Boren "Tommy Hawk"
1980 Douglas Moody "The Mood"
1981
1982 Vincent O'Toole "Shillelagh"
1983 Henry J. Esposito "Hot Streak"
1984
1985 John E. Bach "Schlitz"
1986 Bruce Tingle "Hong Kong"
1987 J. Sheldon Lewis "Torch"
1988 Fred E. Muhl "Honker"
1989 Richard G. Paul "Sherlock Holmes"
1990 Max Feibelman "Smart Ass"
1991
1992 Adriane Gladstone "Mother Shepard"
1993 Jerome P. Ashfield "Ten Gallon"
1994
1995 Armand S. Toron "Printers Devil"
2000 Alton G. Hudson "Young Eagle"
2002 Donald J. Rauch "Electron"




1954 Col. Leon W. Gray "El Burro"
1955 Capt. Cassmier S. Szmagaj "The Schmoo"
1956 Capt. Edward W. Kinsley "Sir Edward"
1957 Capt. Ned Avary "Mayfair Dandy"
1958 Capt. Page Smith "Nature Boy"
1959 Capt. S.G. Wood "The Silver Fox"
1960 Capt. Charles Tennsted "Airline Charlie"
1961 General Adolf Galland "The Red Knight"
1961 Robert Stanford-Tuck "Spitfire"
1962 Scott Crossfield "Rocket"
1963 Herbet O. Fisher "Skywriter"
1964 Capt. Marius Lodeesen "Flying Dutchman"
1965 Gen James Steinoff "Mickey"
1966 Brig. Gen. Robin Olds "Phantom"
1967 Col. Joseph Cotton "Cecil"
1968
1969 A.W. "Tony" Le Vier "Lightning"
1970 Col. Francis Gabreski "Gabby"
1971 HRH Prince Bernard "HRH The Lion"
1972 Reitsch-Flagkapitan Hanna Reitsch "Supersonic Sue"
1973 Col. Joseph Kittinger "The Jump"
1974 Adm. F.H. Michaelis "Iron Mike"
1975 H.T. "Dick" Merrill "Old Ping Pong Balls"
1976 Arthur Godfrey "Bunkie"
1977 Capt. Charles Mathews "Indian Joe"
1978 Capt. Kimball Scribner "Absolute Ruler"
1979 Capt. Roy Simpkins "Professor"
1980 David E. Coffman "Flying Red Horse"
1981 Capt. Joseph Grant "Rings"
1982 Mrs. Siggy Silkorsky
1983 Bob Hoover "Mustang"
1984 Jack Doswell "Volcano"
1985 Con Rodewald "Rode"
1986 Capt. John Testrake
1987 Jeanna Jeager and Dick Rutan
1988 H. Clay Lacy "Racey"
1989 Michael Graham "The Crash"
1990 Maj. Gen. Leigh Wade "RTW"
1991 George Haddaway "Chief Chili Head"
1992 Albert Bayer "Museum Piece"
1993 Ann Lindbergh
1994 Capt. Eric Brown "Winkle"
1997 Rudy Opitz "Rocket Rudy"
1998 J. Stephen Fossett "Cucumber"
1999 Col. Eugene P. Deatrick "Bismark"
2000 Johnson M. Taylor "Air Power"
2001 Raymond L. Hunicke "Ultra-Sonic"