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Directors Award

Recognition for exceptional dedication and service to the Society of Flight Test Engineers is provided by the SFTE Directors Award. Members who have provided significant and lasting contributions toward the welfare, stature, leadership, or membership of the Society are eligible for nomination. Nominations for this award must be made by a chapter or a member of the SFTE BoD. If you know of a deserving person who has gone “above and beyond” to serve SFTE, please contact your local chapter officers and encourage them to nominate that person. If you are currently a “member-at-large” (i.e. with no chapter affiliation) and you wish to nominate any individual, please contact one of the chapters, through contacts provided on the SFTE web page or through the chapter addresses in the Flight Test Newsletter, and request the chapter to endorse your nominee.

Recognition for significant and lasting contributions toward the welfare, stature, leadership, or membership of the Society is an award known as the Directors Award for Exceptional Dedication and Service to the Society of Flight Test Engineers. This award is given to a deserving individual(s) by the Society Officers and is presented to the recipient at the Annual Business Meeting or Symposium.


Year Recipient Corporate Affiliation
1985 Robert D. "Bob"Johnstone
Roger H. Jones
US Air Force Flight Test Center (Retired)
Boeing
1986 Jack Strier US Air Force Flight Test Center (Deceased)
1987 George P. Gayest
Ronald E. Hart
Grumman
US Air Force Flight Test Center
1988 Clayton E. Houston Lockheed
1991 Wim Dijkshoorn Fokker (Deceased)
1992 John A. Taylor Veda
1993 J. Roy Combley Boeing (Retired)
1994 G?sta Niss Saab-Scania (Retired)
1995 William Cutler Northrop Grumman (Retired)
1996 Roger L. Counts TYBRIN Corporation
1997 Clifford E. Moore Boeing
1998 Harold E. Weaver Boeing
1999 Franz J. Enzinger Daimler Chrysler Aerospace, Germany
2000 Alan R. Lawless National Test Pilot School
2001 Allan T. Webb US Air Force Flight Test Center
2002 Lee S. Gardner
Darcy S. Painter
Air Force Flight Test Center
Air Force Flight Test Center
2003 Dean Carico Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division
2004 Joseph G. Turner
Barbara A. Wood
Boeing
QinetiQ
2005 Tom Briggs Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division
2006 James Sergeant Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
2007 John L. Minor US Air Force Test Pilot School
2008 Edward F. Breau Naval Air Systems Command
2009 Michael "Andy" Hammer Boeing
2010 Michael F. Bartlett Boeing
2011 Steven Martin USAF
2012 Brooks B. Faurot Lockheed
2013 Douglas A. Bell Boeing
2014 Samuel G. Carbaugh  
2015 Kari Seppanen Boeing
2017 Mark Jones, Jr.  Honda Aircraft Company