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2008 Awards




National Public Benefit Flying 2008 Awards Program

presented by 

The National Aeronautic Association

in association with the Air Care Alliance

The 2008 "Above & Beyond" Awards Program was held on
September 18, 2008, in the United States Capitol Building.


Washington, DC, September 8, 2008 -- The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2008 National Public Benefit Flying Awards.  

This year’s winners are:
bullet Distinguished Volunteer Pilot – Bruce Bromberg, Angel Flight Southeast
bullet Distinguished Volunteer – Larry Gabriel, Lifeline Pilots
bullet Outstanding Achievement in Public Benefit Flying – Lt. Col. Cynthia Ryan, Civil Air Patrol
bullet Teamwork – The Founders and Volunteers of Dreams on Wings, the Alabama Air National Guard, and GivingFlite
bullet Champion of Public Benefit Flying – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 
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A Public Benefit Flying Award plaque presented at the ceremony in the United States Capitol Building


These prestigious awards were presented at the special “Above and Beyond” Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 18, 2008, in the Lyndon B. Johnson room of the U.S. Senate.

The Public Benefit Flying Awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and their organizations engaged in flying to help others, and those supporting such work. Since 2003 dozens of awards have been presented at the celebratory Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony, held each fall in the United States Capitol Building. 

In order to nominate someone for a 2009 Public Benefit Flying Award, please see complete information regarding the nominations procedures at www.naa.aero or www.aircareall.org.    

The National Aeronautic Association is a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering opportunities to participate fully in aviation activities and to promoting public understanding of the importance of aviation and space flight to the
United States. NAA is the caretaker of several major aviation awards, and certifies all world and national aviation records set in the United States. For information, visit www.naa.aero 

The Air Care Alliance is a nonprofit public service organization supporting the work of dozens of volunteer-based charitable organizations whose members fly to help others. ACA is devoted to fostering, enhancing, and promoting public benefit flying in the United States and other countries. For information, visit www.aircareall.org.

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To read more about prior awards and see photos of the event, held in the U.S. Capitol Building, visit our Public Benefit Flying Awards Page.



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