The Chairman's Award

Year

Recipient

Description

2017 Mr. Guy Ford Byars Guy Ford Byars is presented the 2017 SSA Chairman’s Award for his development and support of the Winscore contest scoring program. Guy developed this scoring program over 15 years ago in order to simplify and standardize the scoring of SSA sanctioned contests. He has worked diligently to update the program annually as contest rules evolved. He has been responsive to requests from the SSA Rules Committee and has provided terrific support to contest scorers. During 2017 he was especially supportive with multiple updates and improvements. On behalf of the SSA, contest pilots, scorers, and contest organizers – Thank You!
2015 Mr Bob Carlton Bob is being recognized for his successful efforts negotiating with the FAA to find a means of extending the service life of the Centrair Pegasus 101 gliders beyond the 3,000 hour limit. We appreciate Bob’s efforts on this matter.
2014 No Award
2013 Ms. Michelle Sorenson
2012 Ms Denise Layton
2011 Ms. Dianne Black-Nixon
2009 Barron Hilton
2006 Ms Denise Layton
2005 Ms. Dianne Black-Nixon
2000 Lt Col Russell Maclean
2000 Mr. Joseph Medlin
2000 Mr. Joseph G. Pacheco