Piper General Aviation Award
Formerly the General Aviation Award, the Piper General Aviation Award is presented for outstanding contributions leading to the advancement of general aviation; honoring William T. Piper, Sr., who made the name Piper synonymous with general aviation. Beginning in 2010, the award is presented biennially (even numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). The next award will be presented in 2018.
Nomination Deadline: 1 October 2017
- Full Name: Donald G Bigler
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For sustaining a commitment to technical innovation and introduction of new products which stimulate general aviation growth, such as the introduction of liquid cooled piston engine power plants as demonstrated on a non-stop circumglobal flight