Created in 2022, the NBAA International Operators Committee Guy Gribble Appreciation Award recognizes an individual for their exemplary contributions and dedication to international business aviation operations. These individuals have demonstrated selfless and unwavering participation and effort, as well as demonstrated leadership and commitment to the overall enhancement of safety in international business aviation operations.


Candidates for the Guy Gribble Appreciation Award must be individuals who have invested many years of work, dedication and support for the international operating community, and have demonstrated continued efforts to enhance safety initiatives and support the overall betterment of business aviation operations worldwide.

Anyone can be nominated. The award is not limited to past or present International Operators Committee members.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the Guy Gribble Appreciation Award are accepted throughout the year.

The International Operators Committee Awards Subcommittee will review all submissions received by Dec. 1 each year and present a recommendation to the International Operators Committee Leadership Subcommittee for final approval.

Each year’s award will be presented at the NBAA International Operators Conference the following year.

Award nominations should include the following information:

  • Name of nominee
  • Email address for the nominee
  • Phone number for the nominee

Nominations must include detailed examples of the nominee’s contribution in these areas:

  • Reliable and strong participation at the NBAA International Operators Conference and other industry events
  • Leadership and commitment to international operations and safety
  • Contributions to NBAA and the business aviation industry beyond the annual International Operators Conference
  • Demonstrated passionate involvement in the business aviation industry

Award nominations must be sent to the International Operators Committee staff liaison, Brian Koester, at

About Guy Gribble

Guy Gribble was a son, a husband, a father, a grandfather and a friend to many. Gribble started his career in the Navy, then flew commercially. Always a giver, Gribble began instructing others in international flight operations procedures. He was a long-standing volunteer supporting the International Operations Committee in a variety of roles. A larger-than-life figure both onstage and off, his enthusiasm was contagious. Excelling as a storyteller, Gribble found entertaining ways to impart knowledge on fellow aviators. He consistently stepped up and went the extra mile to ensure the International Operators Conference presented the best information year after year. His time was cut short by unexpected complications with his health, but his spirit endures through the International Operators Committee Guy Gribble Appreciation Award.