Montgolfier Diploma - FAI AWARD
These Diplomas were established by the FAI in 1960. Three Montgolfier may be awarded annually, one to recognize each of the following :- the best sporting performance in the previous Montgolfier year of a Gas balloonist ; - the best sporting performance in the previous Montgolfier year of a Hot Air balloonist ; a major contribution to the development of the sport of Ballooning in general.
Santos-Dumont Gold Airship Medal - FAI Award
Deadline must be submitted to the FAI Office to arrive not later than December 31st of Award year
This Medal, established in 1994, honors Alberto Santos-Dumont for his contributions to the developments and to the sport of flying airships, culminating in his historic flight around the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on October 19, 1901, thus winning the Deutsch Prize. 100 medals are contributed by the Virgin Islands Aero Club.
Paul Tissiander Diploma - FAI Award
Deadline for nominations - October 15 of award year.
This Diploma, established by the FAI in 1952, is named after Mr. Paul Tissandier, Secretary General of FAI from 1919 to 1945. It shall be awarded to those who have served the cause of Aviation in general and Sporting Aviation in particular, by their work, initiative, devotion or in other ways.
CIA International Balloon and Airship Hall of Fame
Deadline must be submitted to the FAI Office to arrive not later than December 31st of Award year.
See FAI website for more information www.fai.org
The CIA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON & AIRSHIP HALL OF FAME was founded in 1994 by the FAI Ballooning Commission and was originally located at the Soukup & Thomas International Balloon & Airship Museum in Mitchell, South Dakota (USA). The museum closed in 2000 and its collection was acquired by the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) and is on display since 2004. In March 2007 the CIA Plenary meeting decided to adopt the concept of a virtual Hall of Fame dedicated to preserving the history of aerostation, enshrining aerostation heroes and heroines, and commemorate the great actors, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the CIA International Hall of Fame. On September 30, 2011 the CIA Hall of Fame was officially inaugurated at the Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum in Albuquerque by FAI President John GrubbstrÃ¶m.
The Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant contributions to Aerostation, including those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering, in addition to those better known for their contributions in flying balloons or airships of any category, in competition or records.
Inductees are elected into the CIA International Hall of Fame by the Selection Committee whose members will normally meet before the annual CIA Plenary Meeting, and which consists of the CIA president, three elected CIA delegates and three Museum representatives, all experts in all aerostation matters. Each year the Selection Committee will normally elect one living and one posthumous inductee from the list of nominated candidates.
One posthumous nomination as well as one nomination for a living person may be submitted yearly by CIA delegates and FAI Members.
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