Ohio Aviation Association Annual Awards

The OAA Annual Awards honor Ohio aviation industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of aviation in Ohio. All OAA members are invited to nominate individuals or organizations in one or more of the categories listed below. Recipients will be honored at the 2018 Ohio Aviation Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on April 10-11, 2018. Nominations should be submitted via our online form by February 15, 2018.  Please submit one form per nomination.

Award Categories

Below are this year's categories.  Good luck!

Airport of the Year

Each year the OAA selects an airport which puts into practice the association's mission of promoting aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences.  This award is an acknowledgment of an airport who has made extraordinary accomplishments in moving their airport program forward and helping move Ohio aviation forward.

Airport Manager of the Year

This award honors an individual(s), who has demonstrated historical, sustainable and profound contributions to the aviation industry and exhibited a positive impact on the industry. This individual(s) has provided continuous support of OAA’s mission and goals, as well as the growth and development of the Ohio aviation industry.

Aviator of the Year Award

This award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson, educator, innovator and advocate for aviation in Ohio. Nominees should demonstrate how their support through research, business development, and technical assistance and community relations has been pivotal to the aviation industry.

Airport Business of the Year

This award honors a business that has demonstrated support of OAA’s mission and goals and has made a significant impact on their community and workforce. 

Aviation Student of the Year

Ohio’s aviation industry success depends upon the engagement of its future leaders. This award recognizes an aviation student member for demonstrating leadership, service, and dedication to advancing their education in an aviation trade.

Submission of Requirements

Any OAA member or organizational member in good standing may nominate an individual or an organization. Please click here to access the 2018 Award Nomination Form to submit your nomination. Provide a concise statement as to why your nominee should be recognized, and also include a high-resolution headshot photograph, if it is an individual.  Nominations should be submitted by February 15, 2018, through the online form. Please submit only one nomination per form.