Robert L. Heuer Judges Award

Origin

Member Sam Burgess of San Antonio, Texas conceived the idea for presenting a trophy to the outstanding aerobatic judge each year. He provided the permanent trophy to recognize the outstanding achievements made to competition aerobatics by the judges.

Criteria

The Award is given annually for outstanding performance as an aerobatic judge during the contest year. General guidelines, though not requirements, for the award include National Judgeship and having judged a minimum of three contests, one of which should have been the U. S. Nationals.

Procedures

Nominees are sought each spring by the Awards Administration Chairman from the Chapters and general membership. Balloting of the IAC Board of Directors occurs after the close of nominations.

Presentation

The award is presented at the IAC Annual Gathering Dinner at EAA Air Venture following the contest year for which it is presented. The recipient receives a plaque and the master trophy remains on display in the IAC Pavilion in Oshkosh.

 

ROBERT L. HEUER AWARD - CHRONOLOGY OF RECIPIENTS



1983 - Clint McHenry

1984 - Bill Thomas

1985 - Ben F. Lowell

1986 - Mike Heuer

1987 ------

1988 ------

1989 ------

1990 ------

1991 - Liza Weaver

1992 - W. C. "Buck" Weaver

1993 ------

1994 - George Stock

1995 - Clyde Cable

1996 - Alan Geringer

1997 - Brian Howard & Robert Minkus

1998 - Brian Howard  

1999 - Maryilnn Holland

 

 

2000 - Gerrit Vanderziel

2001 - Not Awarded

2002 - Greg Dungan

2003 – Michael Steveson

2004 – Jim Klick

2005 – Alan Geringer

2006 – Tom Adams

2007 – Lynne Stoltenberg

2008 – Doug Lovell

2009 – Not Awarded

2010 – Tom Adams

2011 -  Doug Sowder

2012 - John Morrissey

2013 - Mike Forney

2014 - Bill Denton

2015 - Peggy Riedinger

2016 - Marty Flournoy

 

 

Note: The date is the year the award is presented for. The trophy is actually presented in the following year.