NATA Award For General Aviation Service Technician

NATA Recognizes Outstanding Performance of a GA Service Technician

NATA is extremely pleased to recognize the outstanding performance of a licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic or radio repairman who has practiced his or her craft for a period of 20 or more years.
 This award is sponsored by Aircraft Technical Publishers.

Current Recipient:

2016 - Jerry Richard Marolt, Jr., senior crew chief, Flexjet

Past Recipients:

2015 - Mark E. Jensen, director of maintenance, Bakersfield Jet Center by Loyd's Aviation
2014 - James (Tony) Gay, engine service manager, StandardAero
2013 - Jack Vazquez, director of maintenance, Bergstrom Aircraft Inc.
2012 - Greg Paxson, director of maintenance, TWC Aviation Inc.
2011 - John (Ray) Hartley, deceased, formerly manager and chief inspector - QA inspector, Standard Aero
2010 - Steve Taylor, Epps Aviation
2009 - Pat James, field service engineer, Cessna Aircraft Co.
2008 - Jimmy P. Ray, A & P mechanic, Million Air Salt Lake City
2007 – Greg Coile, avionics technician, Business Jet Access
2006 – Dale Meiler, Lead Maintenance Inspector, Banyan Air Service
2005 – Willard Kelley, SevenBar Flying Service
2004 – Joseph Babis, Avionics, Inc.
2003 – Terry Wagner, National Flight Service
2002 – Ed Boyd, Garrett Aviation
2001 – Bartholomew Lalla, director of marketing services, Jet Aviation-West Palm Beach
2000 – Hugh Gwyn-Williams, maintenance manager, Executive Air Fleet/Jet Aviation
1999 – Warren Hartquist, Signature Flight Support
1998 – George W. Townson, aviation consultant
1997 – Jim Carr, Midcoast Aviation
1996 -
1995 – Henry C. Morgan, Ronson Aviation
1994 –
1993 –
1992 – James E. (Jimmy) Anderson, owner, Anderson Aircraft
1991 – Irving Kuenzie, senior A & E mechanic and inspector, Hughes Aviation Services
1990 – Fred E. Hetrick, president, Hetrick Aircraft, Inc.
1989 – James W. Adams, Montgomery Aviation
1988 – Jerry L. Hughes, vice president of aircraft maintenance, Atlantic Aero, Inc.
1987 – Howard J. Fuller, co-founder, Aviation Training Academy, Inc.