The Outstanding Senior Member Award is presented annually to ...
The Outstanding Senior Member Award Presented annually to Senior members who perform the most outstanding service and contributions to the Harris Hill Soaring programs, above and beyond their normal duties and responsibilities. Year 1979 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Award Recipient John E. Gill Corky Isacco Valli Kenneth J. Swila Paul H. Everson John E. Gill Corky Elwin Cramer Bud William Gallagher Bill Pat Ryan Virginia Schweizer Dale L. Gustin and Bud Cramer John Trimber
Clarence See John Trimber Gregg Leslie The Outstanding Senior Member Award cont. Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Award Recipient Edward Ed Jensen H. Weissenbuehler Jr. Roy McMaster and Ed Schwenkler Sid Zigas and J. Trimble Tom Cassetta and Jeff Moersch Stephen Garner Tom Cassetta Heinz Weissenbuehler, Jr, and Monty Sullivan Karin Schlosser Kai Gertsen Rodney Hubbard
Janell Sullivan Josh Burczynski The Speckman Outstanding Junior Member Award The Outstanding Junior Member Award is presented annually to Junior members who perform the most outstanding service and contributions to the Harris Hill Junior's program and HHSC. The Awards Committee will adhere to the following criteria in awarding the Speckman Award. The Junior member should consistently: 1. Be present for their assigned duties. 2. Assist with duties when not scheduled (i.e., filling-in). 3. Keep their financial standing within the prescribed HHSC limits. 4. Contribute above and beyond their normal duties and responsibilities. The award will be presented at the annual Snowbird Contest banquet. A trophy with their name on it will be displayed in the showcase in the flight center, and a $100 stipend will be credited to their accounts. Speckman Outstanding Junior Member Award cont. Year 1969 1970 1971 1972
1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 Award Recipient Anne Bywater Victor Owen Steven Sliwa Steven Sliwa Anne Bothe David Sliwa & Monty Sullivan Heinze Weissenbuehler Jr. Susan Sliwa David Gardner & David Robbins Sheldon Hunt &Tomothy Walker David Gardner Janel Salva Shannon Murphy Eric Golden Sean Murphy Frank Manarchik & Ron Russo
Eric Krause Daniel Gross Speckman Outstanding Junior Member Award cont. Year Award Recipient 1987 Thomas Cassetta 1988 Michael Williams 1989 Eric Davenport 1990 John Edwards 1991 Suzanne Beyer 1992 E Liz Schwenkler 1993 David Graham 1994 Cindy Williams 1995 David Graham and Steven Lewis 1996 Chris Vrabel and David Pangia 1997 Stephen Garner 1998 David Graham and Steven Lewis 1999 Josh Burczynski 2000 Josh Burczynski 2001 Adam Hay 2002 Gregory Rosplock 2003 Ryan Smith and Nick Wirz 2004 Kevin Kremer
The Bernie Carris Memorial Award Bernie Carris was a long-time soaring pilot. He was the chief flight instructor at the Schweizer Aircraft Soaring School and an avid competition pilot. In 1960 he placed second in the National Soaring Contest, and in 1963 he lost the national Championship by only six points. Bernie introduced thousands of people to soaring, and some were quite famous. To mention a few: Cliff Robertson, Werner Von Braun, Hugh Downs, and Bob Cullen. This memorial in his name will be awarded to all HHSC Junior members who complete the 5 hour leg of their Silver Badge. The Memorial Fund will pay for the sailplane rental and aero tow flown to complete their flight. HHSC and FAI rules do apply. The flight must be a successful FAI approved flight for the Badge leg attempted. Financial credit will be applied to the pilot's account upon approval of the flight. The pilots will also be recognized at the annual Snowbird Contest. Bernie Carris Memorial Award cont. Year Award Recipient 1996 Mark Glauner 1997 Justin Poet and Peter Burdulis 1998
- not awarded - 1999 Josh Burczynski 2000 Nick LaRose 2001 - not awarded - 2002 Samuel Reger 2003 - not awarded - 2004 - not awarded - The Joseph C. Lincoln Memorial Award The Joseph C. Lincoln Memorial Award was established by Harris Hill Soaring Corporation, Elmira, NY in memory of Joseph C. Lincoln. whose writings about soaring did so much to get people started in the sport of soaring. His books, "Soaring for Diamonds, On Quiet Wings, and
"Soaring on the Wind, as well as the many articles he wrote, are the inspiration for this award. Joe was a major supporter of the National Soaring Museum (NSM) and soaring in general. His generous contributions to the NSM during the 1970s made it possible to hire a Director and start construction of a new building. He also donated two sailplanes to NSM. a Schweizer SGS 2-32 and an SGS 1-23. The Harris Hill Soaring Corporation (HHSC), in conjunction with the NSM, decided to set up the Lincoln Award when Joe passed away in May of 1975. Mrs. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, Joes wife, was on hand to help in the awarding of the first Lincoln Award to Jim George for his article Two Final Glides. The award consists of a crystal glass cube with a flying eagle engraved on it, a 100 dollar stipend and the honor bestowed on the author. Joseph C. Lincoln Memorial Award cont. The criteria used to select the winning writing are: 1. Must be interesting. 2. Should be in the style of Joe Lincoln's writing. 3. Should encourage the reader to join in the sport of soaring. 4. Must be published in the English language. Books, poems, magazine articles, newsletter articles may be submitted. They must have been published between July 1 of the previous year through June 30 of the year of the award. Entries should be presented to the awards committee by October 1st of the year of the award. Names of the recipients of the award will be announced at the annual Snowbird Contest Banquet at Harris Hill in November. The actual award will be presented at the SSA Convention when possible. Some of these works may be available through the National Soaring Museum's collections. The Joseph C. Lincoln Memorial Award cont. Year 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1986 1986 1986 1987 1988 Award Recipient Title Jim George "Two Long Final Glides" Gren Seibels "A Gaggle of One" - Book John Joss "Sierra Sierra" - Book (no record) (no record) Robert Gray "Down and Out" Geraldine Silveira "Motel 1-26" Don Santee
"Soaring Colorado Plateau" Robert Gannon "P.S. Editor Helps Set World Record" David Harris "An Ordinary Day at the Field" Gren Seibels "After All" - Book Christopher Woods "Quiet Challenge" - Movie Script Roy McMaster "Four on the Floor" Karl Striedieck "Four on the Floor" John Seymour "Four on the Floor" Robby Robertson "Four on the Floor" Doug Jacobs "Benediction" Paul A. Schweizer "Wings Like Eagles" - Book Joseph C. Lincoln Memorial Award cont. Year Award Recipient 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Jack Green "Sunshine and Shadows of Soaring" Charlie Spratt "Sailplane Racing News" Sergio Colacevich "Infinite Flight" (no record) (no record) Billy Hill "Team Flying and Low Time Race Pilots" Scott Jenkins "On Winter's Trail" Pat Valdata Just Like a Hawk Paddy Welles Gramma Learns to Fly Burt Whelan "Cloud Dancing" - Book Sanjay Acharaya "Soaring Ashram in the Estrellas" Paddy Welles "As Good as it Gets" Silver Anniversary Michael Bird "Platypus Papers" - Book Gary Fogel "Wind and Wings" - Book William E. Gallagher "The Colditz Cock and the Great Escape Scenario." - NSM Journal Article Wallace A. Scott "The Preparation and Execution of
Long Distance Flights" 2003 Title Tom Smith Memorial Team Trophy for Snowbird The Tom Smith Memorial Team Trophy for the Snowbird Contest was arranged by the family of Tom Smith using two kiwi birds he had won at previous HHSC Snowbird Contests. Tom always enjoyed the Snowbird Contest, to once again fly with his friends before winter set in. He was always enthusiastic about promoting team flying. Therefore, this trophy is given in memory of Tom, and is awarded to the highest placing Family Team in the annual HHSC Snowbird Contest. Tom Smith Memorial Team Trophy for Snowbird cont. Year Award Recipient 1994 Tim and Paddy Welles 1995
Tim and Paddy Welles 1996 Charles Mampe and Hank Nixon 1997 Kyle Schweizer and Shane Lese 1998 Kyle Schweizer and Shane Lese 1999 Monty and Cory Sullivan 2000 Guerry and Jason Howard 2001 Jim and Warren Cramer 2002 Tim and Andy Wells 2003
= not awarded = 2004 Justin and Roy McMaster The Christian Jansen Award The Christian Jansen Award is given in honor of Christian Jansen who was a member of Harris Hill Soaring Corporation in the 1970's and early 1980's. Christian was a citizen of France and was in the USA on assignment (Corning, Inc.) for several years. He was an active member of HHSC, and was especially well known for his many hours spent flying cross country. Sadly, Christian was killed in a glider accident in Spain about a year after returning to France. The Christian Jansen Award is awarded annually according to the following criteria: 1) The longest FAI badge flight by an HHSC member from Harris Hill. In the case of multiple qualifying flights of the same distance, the Awards Committee will evaluate other factors to determine the winner. These additional factors may include other FAI Badge flights and other documented cross country flights.
2) From time to time, the Awards Committee may elect to present the Award for other major cross country achievements by an HHSC member, such as NY state or World Records. Christian Jansen Award cont. 1998 Year Award Recipient 1994 Jason Howard 1995 Liz Schwenkler 1996 Jason Howard 1997 Justin Poet 1999 Tim Welles
not awarded 2000 Tom Cassetta 2001 John Fessenden 2002 Roy McMaster 2003 2004 not awarded Ron Waclawik The Joseph R. Scott "Missing Man" Memorial Fund The Joseph R. Scott "Missing Man" Memorial Award is presented in honor of all departed pilots and friends who have experienced the thrills and wonders of soaring flight. The proceeds of this Fund will be used to support the Junior members of Harris Hill Soaring Corporation, so that we may re-seed the skies with replacement soaring pilots. All HHSC Junior members are eligible. The Fund will pay for the approved flight which accomplishes the requirements for the FAI Altitude and Distance legs of the FAI Silver Badge, per FAI requirements. Documented proof must be submitted to the Fund Committee prior to November 1st of the year of the flight. Joseph R. Scott "Missing Man" Memorial Fund cont. Year 1996
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Award Recipient Steve Lewis Justin Poet - not awarded - not awarded - not awarded - not awarded - not awarded - not awarded - 2004 - not awarded - Hugh Whitney Award Since 1978 the NSM has annually presented a scholarship in Hugh Whitneys name. Hugh was Paul Schweizerss crew chief at the 1952 World Championships in Spain; the United States Championships in England; the United States team manager for the 1963 World Championships in Argentina. Hugh fell in love with soaring at an early age. He earned his C badge #190 in 1952 with a flight to Binghamton in a Schweizer 2-22. Hugh graduated from Cornell with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in
1955. He died of cancer in October 1968. Hughs parents, the late Maurice and Isabel Whitney of Elmira, were also long time patrons of soaring at Harris Hill. The scholarship was established by Hughs childhood friend Doug Bruce in 1978 for all those who have a lifetime commitment to soaring. It is hoped recipients of the award have the same love of soaring as Hugh and have the same motivation and opportunity to pursue the sport. Hugh Whitney Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Andrew Frechtling 1992 Gregg Leslie Elwin Cramer 1993 Michael Snyder Paul Detwiler and Susan Sliwa 1994 Josh Powers Tim Walker
1995 Steve Garner Michael Murphy 1996 Steve Garner No Award 1997 Elizabeth Schwenkler Terry Wheat 1998 Diana Winebold Tony Spycher 1999 Mark Doyle Linda Downie 2000 Jim Webb Dorianne Scriven 2001 Elizabeth Brock Thomas Cassetta 2002 Joel Carberry Hugh Caffey 2003 Steve DeMartino Jason Kirk 2004 Todd Knapp Michael Snyder Gross Award Dr. Frank Gross believes that the future of soaring lies in its youth, so he created the Gross Sky Ghost Youth Achievement Award in 1991. The Award recognizes the accomplishments of youth up to age 19 who are working to become sailplane pilots. Dr. Gross wants to assist young glider pilots in their careers with this award. In years to come he sees the results as being a greater recognition of the sport of soaring.
The Youth Achievement Awards are being given annually to a Harris Hill Junior member and a National Soaring Society of America Student member. The award includes a $500.00 scholarship to further the recipient soaring and aviation career or avocation. A plaque in the NSM lists the recipients. Gross Award Award Recipients 1991 HH David R. Graham Natl Kurt Asdal 1992 HH Steven Lewis Natl Margarita Brito Frederick G. Ernsting 1993 HH No Recipient Natl David Graham Shanon G. Udd 1994 HH Elizabeth Schwenkler Natl Kelly Sargent Tim Liprie 1995 HH Cindy Williams Natl Shauna Hodgins Nathan Moloy 1996 - Mark Glauner 1997 - Justin Poet 1998 - Josh Burczynski 1999 - Michael Rought 2000 - Todd Knapp 2001 - Ryan Smith 2002 - Anthony Brayer 2003 - no award 2004 - Nick Wirz Tom Smith Memorial Trophy for Region III
The Tom Smith Memorial Trophy for Region III is awarded to the most improved pilot comparing the first day's placing to the final overall placing at the Region III contest. The Smith family feels that this type of award best exemplifies the pattern that Tom flew as a contestant. Tom was a member of Harris Hill Soaring Corporation for forty years, and took an active part in promoting soaring and competitive flying. A heart attack at a Region III contest took his life in 1988, so it is fitting that the family chose the painting of Harris Hill to symbolize a special place in Tom's life. The painting was created by a close friend of the family. Tom Smith Memorial Trophy for Region III cont. Year 1992 Award Recipient 1989 David Welles 1990 Marie Pirone 1991
Jonathan Gere 1993 = none = 1994 Tim Mara 1995 Tim Welles 1996 Liz Schwenkler Rick Laffford 1997 Ken Kurchinski 1998 Ed Winchester Trophy has been retired Other 2005 H.H.S.C. Achievements
Andy Brayer Bronze, Silver C, Private Pilot Debbie Burgess A,B,C Joel Carberry B,C, Bronze Jerry Carlton A, New Solo Bob Davenport A,B,C Steve Dimartino A,B,C Brian Doane A,B,C, New Solo Ken Doyle A,B New Solo Mark Doyle A,B,C Nikolay Filipou A,B,C, Bronze Badge, Silver Badge, Private Pilot Ed Funk A,B,C New Solo, Private Pilot Adam Hay A,B,C Todd Knapp A,B,C. Bronze Badge, Commercial Nathan Kramer Bronze Badge Kevin Kremer A,B,C Mike McCann A,B,C, New Solo Skip Shaw A, New Solo Ryan Smith Bronze Badge, Commercial
Corey Sullivan Silver C, Private Pilot Randy Thibeault A,B,C Mark VanDyke A, New Solo Jim Webb A,B,C Nicholas Wirz A,B,C, Private Pilot Ewe Zink A,B,C, New Solo
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