We are proud to be sponsoring the Appareo Pilot of the Year Award again in 2018, which is a part of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Salute to Excellence Awards. This prestigious award recognizes an active pilot who has demonstrated an exceptional act (or acts) of professionalism.
We were honored to recognize two pilots for the 2017 award, Robert Fournier and Trent Vick, who fought fires throughout the northwest, including the Copper King Fire in Montana, where their efforts spared homes and lives from the fire’s destruction.
HAI is now accepting nominations for all Salute to Excellence Award categories. These awards commend the highest standards of professionalism in helicopter aviation. There are nine award categories honoring pilots, maintenance technicians, operators, safety professionals, law enforcement, flight instructors and others who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by enriching the helicopter aviation industry.
Nominate an individual or organization who deserves to be recognized. You do not have to be an HAI member in order to nominate someone. Submit your nomination by Monday, September 25, 2017.
For more information about award categories, submitting nominations, or tips for winning a nomination go to the HAI website.
The award recipients will be recognized February 28, 2018, at HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada.