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ASAA Exhibit Awards

James V. Roy Award

John Reinhold
A Golden Time

16 x 22
Oil

An Inter-Island Airways Sikorsky S-43 drops off passengers on one of the Hawaiian islands.

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Award of Distinction
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Charles Thompson
Cold War Reflections

31 x 23
Oil

The English Electric Lightning as shown suspended in a vertical attitude from the hangar roof in the newly opened Cold War Exhibition Hall at RAF Museum, Cosford, England.

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Award of Merit

Richard Allison
Triplane Surprise

14 x 18
Oil

While Manfred von Richthofen scored only 19 of his 80 confirmed kills in a Fokker Dr.I triplane, it was this aircraft with which he became identified.


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Award of Merit

Paul Burrows
Lakeside Tranquility - Almost

24 x 36
Oil

An aging aviator practices his water-landing technique.

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Honorable Mention

Ardell Bourgeois
Setting the Noose

20 x 28
Oil

Early December, 1942 - two La-5s of the 3rd Guards Fighter Squadron (3GIAP) patrol north of Stalingrad, shortly after Soviet ground forces have encircled the German 6th Army. Their job is to stop the Luftwaffe’s re-supply efforts, thus choking off the life blood of the beleaguered troops caught in the city.

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Honorable Mention

Matt Milkowski
A Vision Over Europe

84 x 100
Oil

Painting is a bizarre and magical affair. It opens channels between what I think I know, and what I wish to know about the world; between where I am, and where I imagine being. There are things that speak to us without words and often without warning. The history of a World War ll bomber and the dream world of my dog are just two globules of this odd, magnetic stuff. It lures me, when I least expect, into new personal dialogues and insights, revealing ways to cope with what I don't understand, and ways to be a happy person.

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Honorable Mention

Kevin Weber
Capt. Bruce Weber - Navy Cross

25 x 30
Oil

Capt. Bruce Weber, commander of the VF-31 Meat Axers, scores a direct hit on the IJN Battleship Ise during the attack on Kure Harbor in Japan. He was awarded the Navy Cross for this action.

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Honorable Mention

Steven Heyen
Right on Time

18 x 36
Oil

My painting depicts the P-47D-10 flown by Lt. Fred Christensen, of the 62nd FS, 56th FG, in 1944. Fred and his colleagues have rendezvoused with a formation of B-26s not far inland from the French coast. I have always admired the brutish appeal of the P-47, and in particular, the “Razorback'’ version. I also like depicting the green camouflage and the effects of weathering. As a child living in Papua New Guinea, I often played on the remains of a P-47. I still recall the hardness of the stressed skin and its sheer size, wondering how something so heavy ever got airborne.

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Honorable Mention

Tom Kalina
Path of Experience

24 x 36
Oil

This scene depicts an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Super G L.1049G Constellation, circa 1957. Eastern took delivery of ten Super G Constellations in late 1956 and utilized them until 1968. Although equipped with weather radar, nothing could ever replace the sound judgment of an experienced pilot to help guide the aircraft through the often challenging weather found along the Eastern Air Lines routes.

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The Captain Duane Whitney Martin Award

Hank Caruso
Stranded in the Jungle

11 x 14
Prismacolor

When aerial missions went sour in the Vietnam war, the Sikorsky HH-3E was often part of the back-up plan to fly aviators having a bad day back home to the finish line. Nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant, the HH-3E was equipped with a 240-foot long rescue hoist cable to reach through the dense forest canopy to the downed aircrew.



The Nixon Galloway Golden Age of Aviation Award

Keith Woodcock
Speed

20 x 28
Acrylic

The twin-engined Macchi MC72 was originally designed to compete in the Schneider Trophy Races, but was not completed in time for the final race. However, it did set a new world speed record for floatplanes at an amazing 440.68 mph in October 1934.

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Women in Aviation Award

Gerry Asher
Woman's Work

24 x 18
Oil

Major Nicole “Fifi” Malachowski was the first woman chosen to fly for the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. Amidst all the attendant media hype surrounding her selection, she proved that, like her WASP predecessors over sixty years earlier, gender has no bearing on piloting skills. She embodies the warrior spirit that is inherent at all levels of the Air Force team, and I am happy to know her. She is pictured here on the ramp at Hickam AFB, Hawaii following arrival for Air Force Week activities in September 2007, calmly and coolly facing reporters and photographers - just another facet of women’s work.



CAE SimuFlite Award
A Golden Time

John Reinhold
A Golden Time

16 x 22
Oil

An Inter-Island Airways Sikorsky S-43 drops off passengers on one of the Hawaiian islands.

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Boeing Spirit of Flight Award

Gil Cohen
Almost Home

26 x 28
Oil

Just a year or two earlier, the bomber boys could be found in the classroom, on the job or at the ballpark. Now, aboard B-17’s, they bomb the German War Machine and targets like Schweinfurt, Regensburg, Bremen or Berlin. On today’s mission, frost covers their windshields. They grit their teeth through skies blackened by flak and fighters. Finally, the friendly coastline of Dover appears. Intense relief shows on the crew’s beaming faces. One crewman may be wounded, and engine may be out, but they are Almost Home.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Best of the Best
Triplane Surprise

Richard Allison
Triplane Surprise

14 x 18
Oil

While Manfred von Richthofen scored only 19 of his 80 confirmed kills in a Fokker Dr.I triplane, it was this aircraft with which he became identified.


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Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Commercial 1st
A Golden Time

John Reinhold
A Golden Time

16 x 22
Oil

An Inter-Island Airways Sikorsky S-43 drops off passengers on one of the Hawaiian islands.

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Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Commercial 2nd
Path of Experience

Tom Kalina
Path of Experience

24 x 36
Oil

This scene depicts an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Super G L.1049G Constellation, circa 1957. Eastern took delivery of ten Super G Constellations in late 1956 and utilized them until 1968. Although equipped with weather radar, nothing could ever replace the sound judgment of an experienced pilot to help guide the aircraft through the often challenging weather found along the Eastern Air Lines routes.

 



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Commercial 3rd

John Reinhold
On Step with the Past

16 x 22
Oil

In the late 1930s, Inter Island Airways flew between the islands of Hawaii. The Sikorsky S-43 is "on step" departing Kona on the Big Island.

 



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
General Aviation 1st

Cher Pruys
Airbase

9 x 14
Watercolor

All is quiet on the docks of this normally bustling airbase in north country.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
General Aviation 2nd

Sam Lyons
J-3 Morning

22 x 28
Acrylic

This is a 1946 J-3 Piper Cub formerly owned by the artist. It is in the hangar, ready for routine maintenance work. The play of light and shadows – and the amount of painstaking details – make for a stunning picture.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
General Aviation 3rd

Paul Burrows
Then and Now

18 x 24
Oil

It's 1920, and the sound of an OX-5 engine overhead signals the passage of a Curtiss JN-4 over the Carolina low country en route to - who knows where? - perhaps a field near a town whose population would like to see it from the air. Or is it 2009, and this replica Jenny is heading home from a nearby air show?



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Military 1st

Charles Thompson
Spitfires and Spritsails

16 x 39
Oil

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Is of No. 54. Squadron from RAF Rochford, Essex flying over a fleet of working sailing barges in the river Thames estuary prior to the outbreak of WW II. These famous sailing barges, using barge boards on each side of the hull instead of a central keel were sea-going and unique to the Thames River. Their spritsail designed rigging easily allowed the mast to be lowered for navigating under low bridges in the higher reaches of the river.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Military 2nd

Wade Meyers
Temporary Reprieve

20 x 40
Oil

Limping along in a crippled Flying Fortress over the North Sea and still within the reach of enemy fighters, 94th Bomb Group pilot 2nd Lt. C. Arliss Watts and his crew breathe a sigh of relief at the arrival of an escort of P-51s. Their B-17G, nicknamed "Roll Me Over", had received flak damage while on the bomb run over Kiel, Germany, on 4 April 1945, resulting in the failure of the no. 2 engine and a wind-milling propeller. The suspense was not over yet, for soon after they had passed Helgoland, the Mustangs would depart and no. 3 engine, seen here trailing an ominous mist, would also fail, forcing Lt. Watts to feather that propeller as well. However, the crew did return safely to the 94th's home base of Rougham, near Bury St. Edmunds.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Military 3rd
Setting the Noose

Ardell Bourgeois
Setting the Noose

20 x 28
Oil

Early December, 1942 - two La-5s of the 3rd Guards Fighter Squadron (3GIAP) patrol north of Stalingrad, shortly after Soviet ground forces have encircled the German 6th Army. Their job is to stop the Luftwaffe’s re-supply efforts, thus choking off the life blood of the beleaguered troops caught in the city.

 



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Space 1st

John Clark
Lunar Phase

12 x 14
Oil

Our moon shown in its medium phase.



Aviation Week & Space Technology Award
Space 2nd

Larry Manofsky
Saturn V - Moon Ride

22 x 48
Acrylic

AS-500F, the facilities checkout vehicle, sits on pad 39A of Kennedy Space Center with the Vehicle Assembly Building in the background. It was the first public debut of the Saturn V, with rollout occurring on April 1, 1966.