2016 USHPA award recipients

Congratulations to all of this year's award recipients.

At the 2017 Spring Board of Directors meeting, the following awards will be presented at the annual USHPA Awards Banquet:

Presidential Citation

Recreation RRG Foundation Team:

  • James Bradley
  • Tim Herr
  • Martin Palmaz
  • Mark Forbes
  • Randy Leggett
  • Bruce Weaver
  • Steve Kroop
  • GW Meadows
  • Bill Bolosky

Exceptional Service

Dan Fleming (awarded posthumously)

Rob Kells Memorial Award

Rob McKenzie

Hang Gliding Instructor of the Year

Matt Hickerson

Paragliding Instructor of the Year

(not awarded)

Chapter of the Year

(not awarded)

Website of the Year

(not awarded)

Bettina Gray Photography Award

Loren Cox

Best Promotional Video

Building Dreams - David Aldrich


  • Aaron La Plante
  • Chris Valley
  • Jim Donovan
  • Kevin Koonce