About A.L. Ueltschi
Awards
AWARDS
Albert L. Ueltschi Honored

1991

NBAA AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO AVIATION

He was honored as the recipient of the 1991 National Business Aircraft Association's Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation and in the same year, he also received the FAA - Federal Aviation Administration's "Award for Extraordinary Service."

1991

1994

WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORIAL TROPHY

In 1994, the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, perhaps the most prestigious of the nation's aviation awards was presented to the Frankfort, Kentucky-born schoolboy who was inspired by Lindberg's Atlantic crossing.

1994

1995

LAUREL AWARD

Aviation week magazine awarded its Laurel Award to Mr. Ueltschi at a 1995 Washington ceremony, citing his Lifelong Achievement in aviation.

1995

2001

NATIONAL AVIATION HALL OF FAME

In July of 2001 - in the 50th Anniversary year of the founding of FlightSafety - Mr. Ueltschi was enshrined in the national Aviation Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. This 40-year old aviation tradition has created one of the highest honors in the aviation world. The National Aeronautic Association presented Mr. Ueltschi with its Elder Statesman Award in November of 2001, and in December he received the NBAA's American Spirit Award.

2001

2003

GODFREY CABOT AWARD

The Aero Club of New England presented its Godfrey Cabot Award to Ueltschi in June 2003. The Aero Club, which was founded even before the Wright Brothers first flew, cited Mr. Uetschi's "unique, significant, and unparalleled contributions to foster aviation."

2003

2006

ORBIS LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD CBAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr. Ueltschi was presented with the ORBIS Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2006 for his contributions to eliminating unnecessary blindness around the world. The Canadian Business Aircraft Association presented their first Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Ueltschi in June 2006. The award was presented for his contribution to aviation safety in Canada.

2006

A.L. Ueltschi’s mission to save lives and save sight has been recognized by many organizations. “I accepted this for the organization. I’m not a doctor; I was just a dumb pilot. These doctors are doing it. This organization is doing it. That’s what it’s all about.” During the Wings Club’s 64th Annual Dinner- Dance, held Oct. 27, 2006, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, Ueltschi received the organization’s 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award. More than 1,000 industry leaders were on hand to honor his accomplishments.


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