Awards

February 2018
Elected an Associate Fellow of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

March 2016
The Rob Kells Memorial Award, given by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association for lifetime service to the hang gliding community.

July 2015
Award of Appreciation from the Royal Australian Air Force 42 Wing for support of Squadron Safety Day.

May 2015
Elected to the Rogallo Foundation Hall Of Fame for career contributions to the development and promotion of the sport of hang gliding.

March 2015
The Jack Northrop Award for the Most Outstanding Technical Paper presented at the 45th Annual West Coast Symposium of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

April 2013
Letter of Appreciation from Scaled Composites for Technical Assistance in helping the team to reach the milestone of the first powered flight in Spaceship 2.

March 2008
National Aeronautic Association Safety Award – For making a significant contribution to the safety of the sport of hang gliding and paragliding.

October 2004
ASTM Award of Appreciation – For work on development of technical standards for Light Sport Aircraft

March 2003
United States Hang Gliding Association Exceptional Service Award – For work on behalf of USHGA in the development of FAA regulations.

March 1994
Elected to Membership in The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

February 1992
Appointed FAA Accident Prevention Counselor – Riverside FSDO

November 1990
National Aeronautic Association Certificate Of Honor – For making a significant contribution to the safety of the sport of hang gliding.

February 1986
United States Hang Gliding Association Presidential Citation – For Outstanding Leadership of the Hang Glider Manufacturers Association and the USHGA Rating and Competition Programs

1982
Hang Glider Manufacturers Association Exceptional Merit Award – For leadership of the HGMA