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Superior Airmanship Award

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The Superior Airmanship Award is an aviation award given by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The awards are presented at the ALPA Annual Air Safety Awards Banquet and is accompanied by video recreations of the events, filmed in simulators and scripted from eyewitness accounts, which led to the awards.

Recipients

US Airways Captain Henry Jones and First Officer Jim Dannahower were awarded Superior Airmanship Awards for their quick reactions and expert adjustment of their takeoff maneuver in the 2005 Logan Airport runway incursion.

Air Transat Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk Dejager received their awards for achieving the longest glide of an airliner on Air Transat Flight 236 after running out of fuel.

Northwest Airlines The crew of Northwest Airlines Flight 85 received the Superior Airmanship award for their skill at landing a Boeing 747 with a hardover rudder.

References

Superior Airmanship Award Wikipedia


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