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EAA Young Eagles Awards


The EAA Young Eagles program has become a success thanks to the efforts of EAA member volunteers around the world. This is your opportunity to nominate someone who has made significant contributions to the overall success of the Young Eagles program. EAA Chapters and individual EAA Members are invited to nominate outstanding Young Eagle volunteers for the following awards. Nominations are accepted annually for the following awards:

  • Chapter Coordinator
  • Field Representative
  • Ground Support Volunteer
  • Young Eagles Humanitarian (presented for efforts to reach Young Eagles with special needs)
  • Young Eagles Horizon award (recognizing efforts to go beyond the basic Young Eagles flight).

Nominations will be accepted in January. The nomination period will remain open annually through June 1. Nomination materials should include detailed descriptions of the accomplishments of the nominee, any relevant background information and letters of recommendation from fellow EAA members. The 2013 awards were presented at a special ceremony held at EAA AirVenture Museum’s Eagle Hangar on Wednesday, July 31.

2013

Phillips 66 Leadership Award
– Larry and Maxine Durst, EAA Chapter 495, Roseburg, Oregon

Ground Volunteer –
Bonnie Jennen, EAA Chapter 1174, Erhard, Minnesota

Field Representative
– Phil Englishman, Walkerton, Ontario

Chapter Coordinator –
Robert Opper, EAA Chapter 50, Willard, Ohio

Horizon Award –
Phillips 66


Read more about 2013’s award recipients


Previous EAA Young Eagle Award Recipients


2012
Chapter Coordinator –
Russ Todd, EAA Chapter 62, Cupertino, California

Ground Volunteer – Jean Roberts, EAA Chapter 242, Columbia, South Carolina

Field Representative – Dave Howard, EAA Chapter 292, Beresford, South Dakota

Humanitarian Award – Brian Smith, EAA Chapter 1351, Detroit, Michigan

Phillips Leadership Award – David and Laramie Resler, EAA Chapter 37, Churubusco, Indiana


2011
Chapter Coordinator –
Dennis Glaeser, EAA Chapter 13, Ray Township, Mich.
Ground Volunteer –
Jody Doppelt, EAA Chapter 35, San Antonio, Texas
Young Eagles Horizon Award –
EAA Chapter 445, Tallahassee, Fla.
Phillips Leadership Award
– Virginia and Richard Largent, Stephens City, Va.

2010
Chapter Coordinator –
Rudy Kniese, EAA Chapter 301, Denver, Colorado
Chapter Coordinator –
David Williams, EAA Chapter 1114, Apex, North Carolina
Ground Volunteer –
Zellner Giles, EAA Chapter 292, Independence, Oregon
Young Eagles Horizon Award –
Hal Shevers and Sporty’s Pilot Shop
Phillips Leadership Award
– Jim Quinn, EAA Chapter 168, Farmers Branch, Texas

2009
Chapter Coordinator –
Ron Shelton, EAA Chapter 242, Columbia, SC.
Field Representative –
Neita Montague, Reno, Nev.
Ground Volunteer –
Russell Grell, EAA Chapter 43, Highlands, Colo.
Young Eagles Humanitarian –
Doug Nelson, EAA Chapter 642, Milford, NJ.
Phillips Leadership Award
– Robert “Butch” Bejna, EAA Chapter 101, Chicago, Ill.

2008
Chapter Coordinator –
Tony Yacono, EAA Chapter 724, Merritt Island, Fla.
Field Representative –
Doug Raine, Ontario, Canada
Ground Volunteer –
The Thompson Family, EAA Chapter 101, Chicago, Ill.
Young Eagles Horizons –
EAA Chapter 1177, Palmyra, Wis.
Young Eagles Humanitarian –
EAA Chapter 430, Sequin, Wash.
Phillips Leadership Award
– Tom Shedd, EAA Chapter 908, Vero Beach, Fla.

2007
Chapter Coordinator –
Duane Huff, EAA Chapter 690, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ground Volunteer –
Ron Rader, EAA Chapter 1114, Raleigh, N.C.
Young Eagles Horizons –
Emil C. Buehler Charitable Trust
Phillips Leadership Award
– Brad Doppelt, EAA Chapter 35, San Antonio, Tex.

2006
Chapter Coordinator –
Fran Uliano, EAA Chapter 27, Middletown, Conn.
Field Representative –
Ted Kirkpatrick, Gwinn, Mich.
Ground Volunteer –
Larry and Janice Dorgan, Davenport, Iowa
Young Eagles Horizons –
Larry and Maxine Durst, Roseburg, Ore.
Young Eagles Humanitarian –
EAA Chapter 670, Ft. Worth, Texas
Phillips Leadership Award
– Joel Godston, EAA Chapter 740, West Lebanon, N.H.

2005
Chapter Coordinator –
Kirk Foecking, EAA Chapter 75
Field Representative –
Carol Thompson-MacCabe
Ground Volunteer –
EAA Chapter 977
Young Eagles Horizons –
Barbara Goodwin
Phillips Leadership Award
– John and Sue Durbin

2004
Chapter Coordinator -
Sally Wilson, EAA Chapter 495
Field Representative -
Richard and Ginny Largent
Ground Volunteer -
Linda Carney
Young Eagles Horizons -
EAA Chapter 272 and the Superior School District

2003
Chapter Coordinator -
Ed Rockwell, Chapter 74, Orlando, Fla.
Field Representative -
Jim McIrvin
Ground Volunteer -
Tammy Hutto
Young Eagles Horizons -
Jack Phillips and Ken Baird, EAA Chapter 1114

2002
Chapter Coordinator -
Richard Nelson
Field Representative -
Ray Judd
Ground Volunteers -
Ray and Marieanne Fehr
Young Eagles Horizons -
Boy Scouts of America
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Chuck McLean and EAA Chapter 555

2001
Chapter Coordinator -
Jeff and Patty Plantz, EAA Chapter 93
Field Representative -
Don Brinkley
Ground Volunteers -
Howard Edwards, Jack Kuhns, Jim Nolen, EAA Chapter 110
Young Eagles Horizons -
David Love, EAA Chapter 52
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Robert Epting

2000
Chapter Coordinator -
Eleanor Sharpe, Bill Maytum Chapter 791
Field Representative -
Ed Jeziorny
Ground Volunteer -
The McClure Family
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Robert "Butch" Bejna
Young Eagles Partner -
UW Flying Club, Madison and Bill Wambach, Coordinator

1999
Chapter Coordinator -
Bev Voss, Al Rickert, Brian Strom, Chapter 579
Field Representative -
Ron Cooke
Ground Volunteer -
Woody Lesikar
Young Eagle Horizons -
Dick Schultz
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Jim Dukeman

1998
Chapter Coordinator -
Ann Marie Campbell, Chapter 227
Field Representative -
Jim and Sandy Dukeman
Young Eagles Horizons -
EAA Chapter 1093
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Laura Benson

1997
Chapter Coordinator -
John Shippey, Chapter 890
Field Representative -
Craig Johnston
Ground Volunteer -
Russ Erb
Young Eagle Horizons -
Karen Fadis
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Tuskegee Airmen Chicago Chapter

1996
Chapter Coordinator -
Mark Burrow, Chapter 91
Field Representative -
Mel MacKenzie
Ground Volunteer -
Pat Fulco
Young Eagle Horizons -
Mickey Carpenter
Young Eagle Humanitarian -
Rick Amber and Denny Carney

1995
Chapter Coordinator -
Wes Blasjo, Chapter 1
Field Representative -
Lloyd Richards
Ground Volunteer -
Sue Hurtenbach
Young Eagle Horizons –
Jaguar
Young Eagles Humanitarian -
Jim Fowler

1994
Chapter Coordinator -
Wes McKinney, Chapter 533
Field Representative -
Jan Aarsheim
Ground Volunteer -
Jerry Chabrian
Young Eagle Horizons -
Embry-Riddle University Rotaract Club

1993
Field Representative -
Robert Swanson
Ground Volunteer -
Judy Rice
Young Eagle Humanitarian -
EAA Chapter 690

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