FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipients
Recognition Provided During 2022 GMAG Ceremony
June 1, 2022
The Minnesota Pilots Association honored the 2022 recipients of the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards during the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 61. This award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first U.S. pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as "Master Pilots."
Master Pilot Award recipients who were recognized in the 2022 GMAG program were listed as follows: Jeremiah E. Farrell, Gerald E. Schiroo, Wesley R. Frank, Donald B. Eide, Gene L. Peterson, Roy R. Forsstrom, William E. Amorde, Oliver Harrison, Jr., Charles (Chuck) Austin Bartlett, Henry L. Didier, Ernest M. Worthely, and Terrence A. Matson. Many of the recipients listed above received their plaques at other award ceremonies, several through their EAA chapters.
Two recently named Master Pilot Award recipients were recognized in person Saturday, May 21, during the GMAG awards at Buffalo Municipal Airport: Chris Glaeser and Marty Coddington. Nick Halatsis, FAASTeam program manager, operations, from the Minneapolis Flight Standards District Office presented the awards to Glaeser and Coddington. Each year, the Minnesota Pilots Association provides funding for the Wright Brothers Master Pilot plaques.