AWARDS

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Lyman Award

The Lyman Award honors the winner for distinguished, career-long achievements in aviation journalism or public relations.

The Lyman Award honors the winner for distinguished, career-long achievements in aerospace journalism or public relations.

In 1972, the former Aviation/Space Writers Association established this prestigious award in honor of Deac Lyman. Both a distinguished aviation writer for The New York Times and a PR executive for United Aircraft, predecessor of today’s UTC, Deac was widely known for championing high public relations standards and excellence in writing. The award thus honors the winner for distinguished, career-long achievements in aerospace journalism or public relations. AIA administers the Lyman Award on behalf of UTC, the award’s sponsor.

Past Lyman recipients include:

 

2015
Guy Norris
2014
F. Clifton "Clif" Berry, Jr.
2013
Rick Barnard
2012
David J. Shea
2011
Douglas Kennett
2010
Douglas Barrie
2009
Graham Warwick
2008
Jay Donoghue
2007
Mark Sullivan
2006
Dave North
2005
Walter Boyne
2004
N/A
2003
N/A
2002
Pierre Sparaco
2001
N/A
2000
Jim Hollahan
1999
Carole Shifrin
1998
William Schoneberger
1997
N/A
1996
Arthur Reed
1995
N/A
1994
Jim Woolsey
1993
Phil Geddes
1992
Joe Murphy
1991
Edward Kolcum
1990
John Taylor
1989
Phil Klass
1988
Robert Serling
1987
Howard Benedict
1986
Kenneth Weaver
1985
Dick Witkin
1984
CV Glines
1983
N/A
1982
Leighton Collins
1981
Marvin Miles
1980
Eric Bramley
1979
Jerry Hannifin
1978
Devon Francis
1977
George Haddaway
1976
Vern Haugland
1975
Wills Player
1974
Bob Hotz
1973
Wayne Parrish

Wings of Liberty Award

The Aerospace Wings of Liberty Award is given by AIA to recognize members of Congress who have made significant contributions to the aerospace industry, and have reflected credit upon America and themselves.

The Aerospace Wings of Liberty Award is given by AIA to recognize members of Congress who have made significant contributions to the aerospace industry, and have reflected credit upon America and themselves. The award derives its name from a description of aviation’s early years from the 1919 Yearbook of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, which was the predecessor organization of AIA:

“The airplane came at a time when the world urgently needed it (WWI). The physical need was great and the mind of man was ready to accept it – so it came with liberty riding upon its wings.”

 

Honorees Include:

Senator John Warner

Congressman Jack Murtha

Congressman Doug Bereuter

Congressman Bill Young

Congressman James Oberstar

Congressman Robert Matsui

Congressman Floyd Spence

Senator Carl Levin

Congressman Ben Gilman

Congressman Ike Skelton

Congressman Martin Frost

Senator Thad Cochran

Congressman Joe Skeen

Senator Orrin Hatch

Congressman Norm Dicks

Senator Ernest Hollings

Senator Ted Stevens

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Congressman Ralph Hall

Congressman Duncan Hunter

Congressman Bob Strump

Senator Don Nickles

Senator Pat Roberts

Congressman Steny Hoyer

Congressman Jim Hansen

Congressman David Dreier

Senator Robert Byrd

Senator Pete Domenici

Congressman Martin Sabo

Congressman Jerry Lewis

Senator Trent Lott

Congressman Don Manzullo

Senator Chris Dodd

Senator Dan Inouye

Congressman Hal Rogers

Congressman Norman Dicks

Congressman Mike Oxley

Senator Patty Murray

Senator John Breaux

Congressman Buck McKeon

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers