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GENERAL AVIATION AWARDS REGIONAL WINNERS - 2011
WESTERN PACIFIC REGIONAL FAASTeam REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR


Ken Kelley (Right), FAA Safety Team Program Manager presented Bill Schroeder with the 2011 Western Pacific Region FAASTeam Representative of the Year award


Contact: JoAnn Hill, GA Awards Chair Office: 413-281-6788

For Immediate Release

REGIONAL GENERAL AVIATION AWARDS WINNERS - 2011

The National General Aviation Awards Committee takes great pride in announcing this year's regional General Aviation Awards winners who are also finalists for the national awards. The mission of the General Aviation Awards program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. The program is a cooperative effort between more than 17 general aviation industry sponsors and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This year's Western Pacific Region winner is:

REGIONAL FAASTeam REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

MCFI William Henry "Bill" Schroeder of Carson City, Nevada was selected by the Western Pacific Region. Bill is a flight and ground instructor whose specialty is flying safely in the mountains. He instructs for the Reno FSDO FAASTeam and the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Bill is a 6-time Master CFI and also holds Master level WINGS. He serves as a FAASTeam Lead representative and is a facilitator for the CFI/DPE workshops hosted by the FAASTeam program ( CheckPilot@TheGrid.net ).

Support and sponsorship for the General Aviation Awards program is provided by Women in Aviation International (WAI), The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), the Professional Aviation Maintenance Ass'n (PAMA ), the National Business Aviation Ass'n (NBAA), the National Ass'n of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), the National Air Transportation Ass'n (NATA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Ass'n (GAMA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Experimental Aircraft Ass'n (EAA), the Aircraft Maintenance Technology Society (AMT Society), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Ass'n (AOPA), the Aeronautical Repair Station Ass'n (ARSA), and Aircraft Electronics Ass'n (AEA). Additional support is being provided by Advocates for Aviation Safety Foundation (AASF), Aeronautical Proficiency Training LLC (AVTrain), Master Instructors LLC (MI LLC), National Aviation Safety Foundation (NASF), and Rich Stowell Consulting.

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