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FAI Gold Air Medal

The FAI Gold Air Medal was established in 1924 by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and was first awarded in 1925. This award and the Paul Tissander Diploma are the FAI's two highest awards. It is reserved for those who have contributed greatly to the development of aeronautics by their activities, work, achievements, initiative or devotion to the cause of aviation.

Date Name Country
1925 Francesco de Pinedo Italy
1926 Alan Cobham United Kingdom
1927 Charles Lindbergh USA
1928 Bert Hinkler Australia
1929 Dieudonné Costes France
1930 Italo Balbo Italy
1931 Hugo Eckener Germany
1932 Juan de la Cierva Spain
1933 Wiley Post USA
1934 C. W. A. Scott United Kingdom
1935 not awarded
1936 Jean Mermoz France
1937 Jean Batten United Kingdom
1938 not awarded
1939 not awarded
1940 not awarded
1941 not awarded
1942 not awarded
1943 not awarded
1944 not awarded
1945 not awarded
1946 Igor Sikorsky USA
1947 Chuck Yeager USA
1948 not awarded
1949 not awarded
1950 Frank Whittle United Kingdom
1951 Edward P. Warner USA
1952 not awarded
1953 Jacqueline Cochran USA
1954 James Doolittle USA
1955 Maurice Hurel France
1956 Peter Twiss United Kingdom
1957 David G. Simons USA
1958 Andrey Nikolaevich Tupolev USSR
1959 Pierre Satre France
1960 Yuri Gagarin USSR
1961 Geoffrey De Havilland United Kingdom
1962 not awarded
1963 Jacqueline Auriol France
1964 Vladimir Kokkinaki USSR
1965 Robert L. Stephens USA
1966 Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev USSR
1967 Joseph A. Walker USA
1968 Sergey Ilyushin USSR
1969 José Luis Aresti Aguirre Spain
1970 Dick Merrill USA
1971 Elgen Long USA
1972 Marina Popovich USSR
1973 Don Anderson Australia
1974 Aleksandr Vasilyevich Fedotov [1] USSR
1975 Curtis Pitts USA
1976 Sholto Hamilton Georgeson New Zealand
1977 Michael Murphy (aviator) USA
1978 Hans Werner Grosse Federal Republic of Germany
1979 Paul Maccready USA
1980 Ann Welch United Kingdom
1981 Jean-Pierre Freiburghaus Switzerland
1982 Paul Poberezny USA
1983 Jan Mikula
1984 J. R. D. Tata India
1985 Ralph Paul Alex USA
1986 Semyon Kharlamov USSR
1987 Henry Kremer United Kingdom
1988 August Christov Kabaktchiev Bulgaria
1989 George Alfred "Peter" Lloyd Australia
1990 Sabiha Gökcen Turkey
1991 Kyung O Kim South Korea
1992 Cenek Kepak Slovakia
1993 Olavi Rautio Finland
1994 Scott Crossfield USA
1995 Hanspeter Hirzel Switzerland
1996 Alexander Pimenoff Finland
1997 Attila Taçoy Turkey
1998 not awarded
1999 Bertrand Piccard Switzerland
1999 Brian Jones United Kingdom
2000 Eilif Ness Cyprus
2001 not awarded
2002 Steve Fossett USA
2003 not awarded
2004 Jon Johanson Australia
2005 Richard Meredith-Hardy United Kingdom
2006 Victor Smolin Russia
2007 Eugene Cernan USA
2008 Jiří Kobrle Czech Republic
2009 Barron Hilton USA
2010 David Hempleman-Adams United Kingdom
2011 John Dickenson (aviator) Australia
2012 Mikhail Mamistov Russia
2014 William Moyes Australia
2015 Hans Åkerstedt Sweden
2016 not awarded
2017 not awarded

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowan, Cliff (September 22, 1975). "World's Fliers Drop Into Ottawa". The Ottawa Journal. Ottawa, Ontario. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.