I’ve got big news.
A few weeks ago I received a letter from Rod Hightower. He is the president of the EAA — and the EAA is the most important voice in experimental aviation in this country.
I was informed that I had been selected for this year’s “August Raspet” award, which is given annually. Quoting the EAA:
“Since 1960, the Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award has been presented every year to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of light aircraft design.”
They cited three reasons for awarding this to me:
1) My work in developing carbon fiber in ultralight aircraft;
2) My work in developing lightweight instrumentation for aircraft;
3) And my work in developing “water in fuel” technology for aircraft.
I was mildly stunned by this news…
Anyway, this evening, they have posted the news story on their website:
James (For my latest news, I suggest you follow me on Twitter: @jamespwiebe @beliteaircraft )