John J. Schneider Historical Achievement Award

John J. Schneider Historical Achievement Award

Established in 2003, in the memory of vertical flight historian/designer John J. Schneider, this award is given to an individual for distinguished achievement in encouraging appreciation of, and enhancing access to, the history and legacy of vertical flight aviation. The selection of the award recipient is based upon a significant achievement or sustained record of accomplishment in the documentation, preservation, analysis and illumination of historically significant events, prominent pioneers and/or technologies, designs and uses of vertical flight aircraft. The award recipient will receive a scale model of Leonardo da Vinci's "Aerial Screw" on an inscribed mount, and a book selected from the titles available through AHS International.

2015
  • David Gibbings, AgustaWestland (Ret.)
 
 
 
2014
  • Peter P. Papadakos
 
 
 
2013
  • Franklin D. Harris
 
 
 
2012
  • Sergei I. Sikorsky, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Ret.)
 
 
 
2011
  • Robert M. Beggs
 
 
 
2010
  • J.J. Janovetz, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., XV-3 Restoration Team
 
 
 
2009
  • Ray D. Leoni
 
 
 
2008
  • Elfan ap Rees
 
 
 
2007
  • Jean Boulet
 
 
 
2006
  • Sikorsky Historical Archives
 
 
 
2005
  • John 'Slats' Slattery
 
 
 
2004
  • Eugene K. Liberatore