Washington, DC – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently awarded E.E. “Dunny” Dunsworth its Silk Scarf Award, traditionally given to individuals as recognition for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers. Dunsworth was the last elected president of the NBAA Board of Directors from 1969 to 1971.
Now retired, Dunsworth was chief pilot for Trunkline Gas Company. In addition to serving on the NBAA Board of Directors, he worked during his career to promote business aviation and helped found the Houston Aviation Association. NBAA Regional Representative Paul H. Smith presented the Silk Scarf Award to Dunsworth on January 17 at the Houston Heritage Aeronautical Society (HHAS)’s Annual Pops & Props Gala. The HHAS features business aviation as one of its themes, since that industry was influential in the Houston area following World War II.
NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,500 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.