AOPA Pilot Magazine - December 2020 - 36

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AOPA'S TOM HORNE
RECEIVES WEATHER
EDUCATION AWARD 
THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS in Aviation

Weather  organization announced
that  AOPA Pilot  Editor  at  Large  Tom
Horne is the recipient of its 2020 Service
Award for his work educating pilots about
aviation weather. 
Horne was chosen for his "outstanding efforts" educating general aviation
pilots about weather hazards and promoting aviation safety. 
The organization announced the selection during its virtual fall meeting, when
it also named Roy Rasmussen, a senior scientist and research leader of the National
Center for Atmospheric Research, the 2020
recipient of its Weather Award for his liquid
water equivalent research to help aviators
better understand aircraft icing and winter
weather conditions. 
Horne's award was acknowledged by
AOPA Senior Vice President  of Media,
Communications, and Outreach  Tom
Haines, who noted that Horne "has
educated millions of pilots" through
his "Wx Watch" column and other writings in AOPA Pilot and in AOPA's other
media channels over more than 40 years as
an aviation journalist.  
As the author of  Flying America's
Weather: A Pilot's Tour of Our Nation's
Weather Regions, Horne "literally wrote
the book on aviation weather," Haines said.  
Friends and Partners in Aviation
Weather's mission is "to increase understanding of the impact of weather on current
and emerging aviation operations; identify,
discuss, and provide support to problem
areas that need further development of
accurate and timely weather  guidance;
and facilitate the integration of weather into
the operational decision-making process" to
create "the safest, most efficient, and reliable aviation operations possible." 
36 | AOPA PILOT December 2020

Duckworth
honored
Senator recognized
with AOPA's Hartranft award
SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-ILL.) is
this year's recipient of the Joseph B.
"Doc" Hartranft Jr. Award. She is a pilot
and staunch GA supporter who was
first elected to the Senate in 2016. The
Hartranft award, one of AOPA's highest honors, is presented annually to an
elected or appointed government official
who has made significant contributions to
the advancement of GA. It is named after
AOPA's first president and former chairman of the board, "Doc" Hartranft.
A member of the Commerce, Science,
and Transportation Committee including
the Aviation Subcommittee, Duckworth sits
on one of the most powerful and important
committees with aviation sector jurisdiction. A pilot, she knows firsthand the vital
role GA plays in our nation's economy and
that GA is often the only reliable access for
many rural communities. Duckworth has
been a steadfast champion for pilots and
the GA community.
Over the past several years, Duckworth
has been an outspoken critic of ATC privatization. During the last effort, driven by
the airlines, to give away our nation's
ATC system to special interest groups,
Duckworth said, "I don't take our air traffic controllers for granted, and I will not
gamble with the safety of the flying public.
I strongly oppose any proposal to privatize
U.S. airspace."
Duckworth works to create positive
change for general aviation not only in her
words but in her actions. She cosponsored
the Pilot's Bill of Rights, which included
landmark third-class medical reform. She
was an original cosponsor of the Forward
Looking Investment in General Aviation,

Hangars, and Tarmacs (FLIGHT) Act of
2017, and the Securing and Revitalizing
Aviation (SARA) Act of 2018. Several provisions from these bills became part of
the FAA Reauthorization Act signed into
law in 2018, including the establishment
of a pilot education program. Earlier this
year, Duckworth joined Sen. Jim Inhofe
(R-Okla.) in introducing the National
Center for the Advancement of Aviation legislation to help address our nation's aviation
workforce issues.
Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran,
Purple Heart recipient, and former assistant secretary of the department of
Veterans Affairs. She was among the first
women in the Army to fly combat missions as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot
during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On
November 12, 2004, her helicopter was
hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and
Duckworth lost her legs and partial use
of her right arm. Following her recovery,
she resumed flying as a civilian pilot and is
currently an FAA-certificated private pilot
in fixed-wing aircraft. Prior to the Senate,
Duckworth served two terms in the U.S.
House representing the Illinois eighth
congressional district.
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