Frederick L. Feinberg Award

Frederick L. Feinberg Award

Since 1961, the Frederick L. Feinberg Award has been presented to the pilot(s) of a vertical flight aircraft who accomplished the most outstanding achievement in the preceding year. It honors the memory of an outstanding helicopter test pilot and an exemplary man.


Award winners

2014 - Pilots and Crew of RESCUE118

2013 - No Award Presented

2012 - LT Scott F. Chirgwin, U.S. Navy

2011 - Kevin L. Bredenbeck, X2 Technology Demonstrator, Director Flight Operations, Chief Test Pilot and Project Test Pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

2010 - Roy Hopkins and Jeff Greenwood, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

2009 - The Crew of the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter CGNR 6007

2008 - First Polar Team of Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill

2007 - Aircrew of Dustoff 57 - Operation Mountain Lion

2006 - U.S. Navy Blackhawks Squadron, HM-15

2005 - Capt. Ryan Welch, US Army and CW2 Justin Taylor, US Army

2004 - Roy Hopkins II

2003 - Republic of China Air Force Super Blue Hawk (S-70) Rescue Crews for the SS Yuansheng No. 2 Barge Rescue

2002 - U.S. Marine Corps 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units, Camp Rhino Insertion Aircrews

2001 - U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City - SeaBreeze I Rescue Aircrews

2000 - The NRTC/FAA/Industry DGPS Rotorcraft Precision Terminal Procedures Program

1999 - Bell, Boeing, NAWCAD V-22 Tiltrotor Pilot Staff

1998 - The Pilot Staff of the RAH-66 Comanche Combined Test Team

1997 - No Award Presented

1996 - Jon S. Dickens

1995 - Ray Eche, Doug Pense, and Dave Wright, Era Aviation

1994 - U.S. Coast Guard Crew of HH-60J CG 6008

1993 - Leo Meslin and Dwayne Williams

1992 - U.S. Marine Corps HMH 461

1991 - U.S. Army B Co., 4th Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment

1990 - LT David R. McCormick, USCG

1989 - Nicholas Lappos

1988 - Charles A. Parlier and W. Edward Wilson

1987 - U.S. World Helicopter Championship Team

1986 - John S. Tulloch and A. Lynn Freisner

1985 - COL Robert L. Stewart, USA

1984 - MAJ Edward C. Traasdahl, USMC

1983 - John J. Shapley

1982 - CPT Stephen Kee, USA and CWO George Chrest, USA

1981 - LT John P. Currier, USCG

1980 - Dorman A. Cannon and Ronald G. Erhart

1979 - Walter J. Hodgson (posthumously)

1978 - LT James D. Stiles

1977 - Ramon J. A. Gibson

1976 - LCDR Joseph L. Crowe, Jr., USCG

1975 - MAJ Eugene L. Richardson, USA

1974 - Azel J. Hutto, Jr.

1973 - Henry Whitfield

1972 - LCDR Paul R. Lewis, USCG

1971 - Louis M. Hartwig

1970 - 1st LT Joseph P. Donovan, USMC

1969 - Ronald L. Diggins

1968 - CPT Jerome R. Daly, USA

1967 - Robert G. Ferry

1966 - Delford M. Smith

1965 - COL George P. Seneff, USA

1964 - Winford Alan Newton

1963 - LT Robert W. Crafton, USN and CPT Louis K. Keck, USMC

1962 - LTC F.M. Carney, USAF

1961 - Link Luckett

1960 - MAJ William J. Davis, USAF and CPT Walter J. Hodgson, USAF