Audrey Poberezny & Earl Lawrence Honored At AirVenture

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton presents EAA’s “Freedom of Flight Award” to Audrey Poberezny. Dave Weiman Photo

In accepting EAA’s “Chairman Award,” former EAA Vice President Earl Lawrence, who now works for the FAA, said of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh: “My spirit comes from this event.” Dave Weiman Photo

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Audrey Poberezny, who cofounded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) with her husband, Paul Poberezny, in the basement of their home in 1953, and former EAA Vice President Earl Lawrence, were honored during the organization’s annual meeting, July 30, 2014. Poberezny received EAA’s “Freedom of Flight Award,” the association’s highest honor; and Lawrence received the “EAA Chairman’s Award” for his work to guide the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft initiative through the complex federal bureaucracy to its approval 10 years ago. Lawrence is currently manager of FAA’s Small Airplane Directorate in Kansas City, Missouri.

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