Recognition and Awards Programs
Virginia Aviation Awards Program
The Virginia Aviation Awards Program recognizes the exceptional efforts made by members of the aviation community in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Three awards are presented:
Virginia Airport Manager of the Year
Virginia Aviation Person of the Year
Virginia Aviation Lifetime Achievement Award
Top Eagles Awards
The Top Eagles Awards recognize Virginia's most active Young Eagles pilots for the last year. The Young Eagles program, launched in 1992 by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), offers youth ages 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane. The mission of these volunteer pilots is to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.
The top three Virginia Young Eagles pilots are invited to the Virginia Aviation Awards Banquet and recognized for their efforts.