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NBAA to Honor Archie Trammell With Meritorious Service Award and James S. Waugh With Doswell Award

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2006 – The Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has selected Archie Trammell, a radar specialist, aviation journalist and lifelong safety advocate as the recipient of the 2006 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation. FlightSafety International veteran James S. Waugh will receive the 2006 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award.

The Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation is NBAA's most distinguished honor, presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests. The Doswell Award is granted for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation.

Archie Trammell

Archie Trammell, recipient of the Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation, has been recognized for his work over more than a half-century to put his vast knowledge of radar and convective weather systems toward the advancement and adoption of safe flying technologies and procedures.

After his service in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, Trammell earned degrees in aircraft maintenance engineering and journalism, and obtained a commercial pilot's license. Trammell served as senior editor of Flying Magazine and editor-in-chief of Business and Commercial Aviation; later, he was employed by Bendix, a major radar manufacturer, where he assisted in developing and testing new radar systems.

For the past several decades, Trammell has been a widely sought-after safety consultant whose lectures, video programs and instruction classes on the proper use of weather radar have been used to train pilots who fly the U.S. President and other high government officials, as well as the crews of more than 4,000 business flight departments.

From his base in North-central Texas, Trammell continues to travel across the globe to conduct thunderstorm research, present radar training sessions and develop custom radar training programs for major airlines, company flight departments and government agencies. He lives with his wife, Mary, in Trinidad, TX.

"A countless number of pilots have benefited from Archie's understanding of how to make the most effective use of cockpit weather-avoidance and other instruments," said NBAA Board of Directors Chairman Ken Emerick. "The business aviation community owes Archie a debt of gratitude for his decades-long commitment to promoting equipment and techniques that improve flight safety, and NBAA is proud to honor him with our highest award."

James S. Waugh

James S. Waugh will receive the 2006 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award in recognition of his personal commitment to the advancement of aviation, and especially business aviation.

Waugh is a commercial, multi-engine and instrument-rated pilot. He served FlightSafety International in a professional capacity, first as director of marketing, then as vice president, in charge of developing marketing, sales, advertising, communications and government-contract programs. Waugh's leadership contributed to FlightSafety's significant growth – the organization had 16 learning centers when he joined FlightSafety in 1976; today, more than 75,000 aviation professionals train each year at the company's 42 commercial training centers and 29 military locations.  He now serves as the executive vice president of FlightSafety.

Waugh has continued to focus on and promote aviation safety throughout his life. He served for a decade as co-chairman of the Aviation Symposium for the Risk Insurance Management Society. For nine years, he served as a member and treasurer on the board of governors for the Flight Safety Foundation. He also was a member of the board of directors for FlightSafetyBoeing. He is a member of the Wings Club in New York and served as the secretary of the board for that organization for 14 years.

Waugh has been active in promoting causes beyond business aviation safety; he has served on the NBAA's Board of Directors. He chaired NBAA's Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC), and the AMAC's Education Committee that developed the popular AvKids program. He lives with his wife, Peggy, in Greenwich, CT.

"Jim Waugh is that rare 'unsung hero,' who always gives of his time, talents and energy with no thought of reward," said Emerick. "His work on safety and other issues has been tremendously important for the business aviation community, and it gives me great pleasure to recognize him with the Doswell Award for his legacy of contribution to the industry."

Trammell and Waugh each will receive their awards during NBAA's 59th Annual Meeting & Convention, scheduled from October 17 to 19, 2006, in Orlando, FL.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 7,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.