May 30, 2017
Pat Morley, director of aeronautics for the Utah Department of Transportation, recently was granted NBAA’s Silk Scarf Award for his many of years of service and contributions to the aviation industry. The award was presented by NBAA Project Manager of Professional Development Tyler Austin and Utah Business Aviation Association (UBAA) Chair Jeff Hansen on May 17 during a UBAA’s scholarship event.
Over his 17 years in the position, Morley has performed a wide range of duties on behalf of the state of Utah and worked with many aviation stakeholders both locally and nationally. He has been a valuable advisor, collaborator and friend to NBAA and the business aviation community in Utah.
“We are truly fortunate to have people like Pat in our industry, as he has a wealth of knowledge and has set the bar as a true leader for so many of us,” said Kristi Ivey, NBAA northwest regional representative. “These traits alone would be great, but even more significant to mention is that Pat is simply one of the nicest and most positive individuals around.”
Morley plans to retire at the end of May. “While we are sad to see him leave Utah Aeronautics, we are sincerely looking forward to seeing what the next chapter in his aviation career may bring, and we hope to see his smiling face again very soon,” said Ivey.
About the Award
In an effort to honor outstanding business aviation community members and inspire future aviators, the NBAA Silk Scarf Award is given to individuals for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers. Learn more and view past Silk Scarf Award recipients.