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NBAA's Top Journalism Awards Presented to Robert Goyer and Matt Thurber

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]

Orlando, FL, October 30, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) presented its top honors for excellence in journalism today at the Association's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention, being held this week from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Orlando, FL.

The 2012 David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award was presented to Robert Goyer, editor in chief at Flying magazine, and the 2012 NBAA Gold Wing Award was presented to Matt Thurber, senior editor of AIN Publications.

David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award

This year's recipient, Robert Goyer, has served Flying with professionalism and dedication since 1995, becoming its editor in chief in 2010. His monthly opinion submissions and weekly online posts have enjoyed widespread popularity in all corners of general aviation.

Goyer's passion for aviation is demonstrated by the hundreds of feature stories he’s written and illustrated with photography over the years, and by his ability to cover the diversity of business aviation with depth and insight.

Bringing first-hand knowledge to his writing, Goyer has not only piloted dozens of turbine-powered aircraft over the years, but also flown a wide variety of homebuilt, ultralight and other general aviation aircraft.

Gold Wing Award for Reporting Excellence

NBAA’s 2012 Gold Wing award was given to Matt Thurber for a story titled "Saving Lives, One Flight at a Time" about business aviation’s role in organ transport, originally published in the August/September 2011 issue of Business Jet Traveler. The article highlights the key role that chartered aircraft and their operators play in the delivery of human organs that are desperately needed for transplants.

For more information about NBAA awards, visit www.nbaa.org/awards. For news and highlights from this year's Convention, visit the NBAA2012 Online News Bureau.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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 9,000 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.

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