Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced the winners of its 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards, and will recognize industry leaders during Heli-Expo. This year's winner's include the following: Archie Gray, senior vice president of aviation services at Air Methods Corp. for the Bell Helicopter
Lifetime Achievement Award; Chuck Aaron for Pilot of the Year; the crew of Rescue 912, 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force for the Sikorsky Humanitarian Award; Chris Horton, the manager of flight operations for Prescott, Arizona’s Guidance Aviation is the recipient of the 2014 AgustaWestland
Safety Award; Howard Ragsdale for the Airbus
Helicopters Golden Hour Award; Donald Shinnamon for the MD Helicopters
Law Enforcement Award; Alan Nowak, Joshua Ricciardi, Gabriel Meza, and Nathan Rathe, Stephen Fiduk and Robert Murphy for the Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award; and Dr. Gordon Jiroux, president and CEO of Universal Helicopters, Inc. for the Flight Instructor of the Year award.