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EAA’s Freedom Of Flight Award And Spirit Of Flight Award

Sonex Aircraft Founder And President John Monnett Honored

By John Ylinen

The Experimental Aircraft Association announced that Sonex Aircraft Founder and President John Monnett will be presented two major awards during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: The EAA Freedom of Flight Award, and the SETP Spirit of Flight Award.

EAA's Freedom of Flight Award is the organization's highest honor, bestowed annually to an individual whose contributions to aviation closely mirror the integrity, entrepreneurship, and innovativeness of EAA members. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 31st as the kick-off to the EAA Annual Membership Meeting at 8:30am in the Theater in the Woods on AirVenture grounds.

The Spirit of Flight Award, sponsored by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, is presented annually to an EAA member who best exemplifies the spirit of research, development or flight test. The winner is nominated by EAA and is selected by SETP's Board of Directors. This award will be presented during the annual Homebuilders Dinner on Thursday, August 1st at 6pm in the EAA AirVenture Museum Nature Center.

FMI: www.sonexaircraft.com, www.eaa.org

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