8-1.1: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) General Awards
A. Paul Tissandier Diploma
- The Tissandier Diploma is awarded to those who have served the cause of aviation in general and sporting aviation in particular, by their work, initiative, devotion, or in other ways.
- Each year, the United States may submit the names of up to three candidates.
B. FAI Honorary Group Diploma
- As its name implies, the FAI Honorary Group Diploma may be awarded to groups of people (design offices, scientific bodies, aeronautical publications, etc.) that have contributed significantly to the progress of aeronautics or astronautics during the previous year or years.
- Each year, an FAI member may submit the names of two candidates, one for aeronautics and one for astronautics.
C. FAI parachuting awards
(FAI parachuting awards are subject to approval by the FAI Parachuting Commission.)
- The FAI Gold Parachuting Medal
- The FAI Gold Medal may be awarded annually for an outstanding accomplishment in connection with parachuting, in the realm of sport, safety, or an invention.
- The medal was created by an endowment fund provided by Mr. J.A. Istel, President of Honour of the FAI Parachuting Commission.
- The Leonardo da Vinci Diploma is awarded to a parachutist who has any one of the following:
- at least three times consecutively won a national overall championship title
- at least once won the world absolute individual parachuting championship and twice the title of combined champion (male or female) at a recognized international parachuting competition
- served twice as chief judge at a recognized international competition and at least once at a recognized world parachuting championships or served at least three times consecutively as an international judge at a recognized world parachuting championships
- established at least three world parachuting records
- served at least twice as meet director at a recognized international parachuting competition and at least once at a recognized world parachuting championship
- been nominated as honorary president of the International Parachuting Committee (IPC)
- served for at least ten consecutive years, including the current year, as a national delegate to the IPC
- The Faust Vrancic Medal is awarded for technical innovation or achievement in parachuting.
8-1.2: National Aeronautic Association (NAA)Service Awards
A. Frank G. Brewer Trophy
The NAA Brewer Trophy, awarded annually, is given to an individual, group or organization for significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the United States.
B. Elder Statesman of Aviation
- The NAA Elder Statesman Award honors outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over a period of years, have made contributions of significant value to aeronautics and have reflected credit upon America and themselves
- A nominee must
- be a citizen of the U.S who has for at least 15 years been actively identified with aeronautics
- be at least 60 years of age
- be well and favorably known as a person of ability and character