Four EAA 1220 Pilots Receive
FAA Safety Award
June, 2012 Holding their
awards, four new recipients join veteran master pilot
Robert Kroll (center). From left, Marshall Hall, Roland Gilliam, Robert
Chuck Peterson and Jack Kitchin.
century after the first pilots to fly — and first to crash —
airplanes in North Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
created a safe flying award and named it for them.
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award honors a lifetime of safe flying
for pilots who have flown safely for 50 years or more.
Last month, four local pilots, all from the Carthage chapter of the
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), received the award.
The four received their awards in a special ceremony held at
Gilliam-McConnell Airfield in Carthage.