Frederick L. Feinberg Award

Frederick L. Feinberg Award

Since 1961, the Frederick L. Feinberg award has been presented to the pilot or crew of a vertical flight aircraft who demonstrated outstanding skills or achievement during the preceding calendar year. It honors the memory of an outstanding helicopter test pilot and an exemplary person. The award consists of a stipend ($200), the engraving of the recipient’s name on a plaque, and an individual plaque.

2015
  • The Crew of Colorado Army National Guard High Altitude Aviation Test Site (HAATS) Black Hawk
 
 
 
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