Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hruban awarded Wright Brothers award

STEVENSVILLE - John R. Hruban of Easton has been awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

The award was given on September 14 by FAA employee Sandra McClure at the Bay Bridge Airport.

It recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years.

Recipients are awarded a certificate and a lapel pin. They are also recognized in a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Roll of Honor that can be accessed online.

Hruban has been actively involved in most aspects of general aviation, including Airport Management, flight instruction, commercial flight operations, and sales. He has done marketing for several aircraft companies, importing and exporting aircraft worldwide.

He has worked as a Mooney aircraft dealer.

Hruban worked as a federal aviation investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, where he determined “probable cause” for over 580 accidents.

He and his wife Elva Pierce are now retired and living in Easton.

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