2009 Awards

The 2009 "Above & Beyond" Awards Program was held September 10, 2009 in the United States Capitol Building.

See news from the ceremony and view all the photos! Visit the NAA Awards Page.

The National Aeronautic Association and the Air Care Alliance Announce the Recipients of the 2009 Public Benefit Flying Awards

Washington, DC, July 7, 2009 -- The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2009 National Public Benefit Flying Awards.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Distinguished Volunteer Pilot – Mack Secord, Angel Flight of Georgia
  • Distinguished Volunteer – Robert J. Munley, Wings of Mercy (Michigan)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Public Benefit Flying – Corporate Angel Network

These prestigious awards will be presented at the special “Above and Beyond” Awards Ceremony, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009, in the Lyndon B. Johnson room of the U.S. Senate.

The Public Benefit Flying Awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and their organizations engaged in flying to help others, and those supporting such work. Since 2003 dozens of awards have been presented at the celebratory Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony, held each fall in the United States Capitol Building.