July 2, 2013 - This year's National General Aviation Awards presentations during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will feature a new venue as the awards will be presented at AirVenture's FAA Safety Center beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 1. Plans are also being made to broadcast the event live on FAASTeamTV.
Representing the FAA will be Barry Cooper, Great Lakes Region administrator, while Greg Feith, 20-year veteran of the NTSB, will represent the GA industry and co-host the awards presentation. Cooper has served in his position since 2007, and is the FAA's primary representative and liaison regarding aviation issues and activities within the eight-state Great Lakes Region.
Feith consults on aviation safety and security matters, instructs for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is a contributor to Business & Commercial Aviation, and appears regularly as an expert on aviation safety and security on NBC and MSNBC.
2013 GA awards recipients include Bill Fifles, of Honolulu, Hawaii - Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year; Bruce Lundquist, of Willis, Michigan - Avionics Technician (AVN Tech) of the Year; Dean Eichholz, of Soldotna, Alaska - Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year; and Master CFI Mark Madden, of Anchorage, Alaska - FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam Rep) Representative of the Year.