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GA Industry Awards Winners (July 18, 2003)

2003 National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year
William Jeffrey "Jeff" Edwards, MCFI       (wife - Shelby)
Chesterfield  MO  
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Jeff is an independent flight instructor, an aircraft accident investigator, a DPE at the Spirit of St Louis Airport (SUS) and holds the Master CFI designation.  He also serves as an Aviation Safety Counselor and represented the St Louis FSDO as well as the FAA's Central Region.

2003 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year
Thomas Edward "Tom" Hendershot, A&P / MCFI       (wife - Nina)
Littleton  CO 
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Tom has been an aviation maintenance technician since 1975 and is also a certificated flight instructor who recently earned his Master CFI designation.  He works with Frontier Airlines in Denver and serves as an Aviation Safety Counselor.  He represented the Denver FSDO as well as the FAA's Northwest Mountain Region.

2003 Avionics Technician of the Year
Allison John "Al" Ingle       (wife - Donna)
Tallahassee  FL 
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Al has been an avionics technician for 28 years.  He is the founder of Capital Avionics, a full service avionics repair station in Tallahassee, and also holds a flight instructor certificate.  He represented the Tampa FSDO as well as the FAA's Southern Region.

2003 National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year
Maj Dorward James "Jim" McDonald, USAF       (wife - Toni)
Jacksonville  AR   
E-mail:   [email protected] 

Jim is a C-130 instructor pilot and flight safety officer with the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base and just returned from a Persian Gulf deployment.  He holds a civilian commercial pilot certificate (SEL & MEL) with an instrument rating and represented the Little Rock FSDO as well as the FAA's Southwest Region.