OSHKOSH, WIS. – (June 26, 2014) – Dave Ross of Wakeman, Ohio, is the 2014 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) “Tony Bingelis Award,” for his hard work as an EAA Technical Counselor, RV builder and EAA chapter safety chairman.
Ross, a retired corporate pilot, has been an active EAA member for 39 years and a member of EAA Chapter 50 in Sandusky, Ohio. He has held numerous chapter positions, such as the chapter’s safety chairman for many fly-ins and other shows, EAA Technical Counselor, and captain of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. He was also a member of the IAC (International Aerobatic Club) for 20 years. Apart from his various roles throughout the years, Ross is known for his workmanship as a builder of Van’s aircraft kits.
At press time, Ross was scheduled to receive the award on July 31, 2014 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at the Homebuilders Dinner.
The award honors the late Tony Bingelis, who was noted as a homebuilding authority and EAA Sport Aviation columnist.