The following information is an excerpt from the FAA's web pages on
Wright Brothers Master Pilots:
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes the efforts of pilots
who have followed and continue to follow the precaution and awareness of
safe operations. Most of all, the Federal Aviation Administration
recognizes pilots who have contributed
and maintained safe flight operations for 50 or more consecutive years
of piloting aircraft.
To be eligible for the award, candidates must:
- Have completed either a flight review or equivalent within the 24
months before qualifying for the award, to verify currency as a pilot,
in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 61,
section 61.56. This may include completion of a phase of the FAA Pilot
Proficiency Award (WINGS) Program.
- Have held a U.S. Civil Aviation Authority or FAA pilot certificate with:
- 50 consecutive years or more civil experience, or
- Up to 20 years of which may be military experience in combination
with civilian experience, to total 50 consecutive years.
- Have three letters of recommendation from holders of FAA pilot certificates.
- Have been a U.S. citizen for the 50 consecutive years.
Centre County Wright Brothers Master Pilots
The Nittany Valley Chapter 1327 of the Experimental Aviation Association
is proud of the accomplishments of its members and local pilots. And, we
would like to honor the following list of local pilots who have been
awarded the designation of Wright Brothers Master Pilot.