Nominations for Public Benefit Flying Awards Open May 1st!

Do you know someone doing great things for Public Benefit Flying?

Whether a volunteer pilot, a non-flying volunteer, or an individual or organization providing extraordinary support, you can help give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate someone deserving today!

About the Awards

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) created the national Public Benefit Flying Awards to honor and recognize the significant contributions of volunteer-based Public Benefit Flying and the outstanding work of the individuals and organizations engaged in this humanitarian activity.

Awards may be granted to individuals, teams, groups or organizations as appropriate. An award may be given for just one or for several extraordinary events or accomplishments or may be based on long term or lifetime achievement. The Public Benefit Flying Awards are presented at the NAA Fall Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.


There are five distinct categories of Public Benefit Flying Awards:

  • Distinguished Volunteer Pilot
  • Distinguished Volunteer
  • Outstanding Achievement in Advancement of Public Benefit Flying
  • Public Benefit Flying Teamwork Award
  • Champion of Public Benefit Flying

For nomination criteria and guidelines, please click here. Nominations are open May 1st through August 31st.