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Bob has received the following awards

2017 Art Scholl Showmanship Award

From the ICAS website:

Each year, the International Council of Air Shows presents the Art Scholl Showmanship Award to the air show act or performer which best exemplifies the qualities of showmanship demonstrated by Art Scholl.

Scholl was killed while filming a flying sequence off the coast of California on September 16, 1985.  A long-time and active ICAS member, he was a renowned aerobatic pilot and consummate air show performer.  He flew his Penzoil Chipmunk aircraft before an estimated audience of 80 million people over 20 years and appeared in more than 200 motion picture films, documentaries and television commercials.

His exacting, exciting and entertaining performances were a reflection of the best in our industry.  He was a dedicated professional who practiced tirelessly to get the most from himself and his airplane without sacrificing safety.  His unique blend of pilot skills and showmanship always left his audiences wanting more.  Every aspect of his performance - his marketing support for the shows he flew in, his personal appearance, the quality and professionalism of his flying, and his personal integrity - emphasized his determination to contribute to the overall success of any show in which he took part.  Throughout his career, he set the standard by which all other air show performers have since been measured.

Past Recipients

GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team - 2016

Skip Stewart - 2015

John Klatt - 2014

Roger & Pauline Buis - 2013

Rob Holland - 2012

Dan Buchanan - 2011

Steven Hinton - 2010

Chuck Aaron - 2009

Gene Soucy - 2008

Bud Granley - 2005

AeroShell Aerobatic Team - 2004

Rich's Incredible Pyro - 2003

Jim LeRoy - 2002

Tora Tora Toar - 2001

Joh Mohr - 2000

Jimmy Franklin - 1999

Julie Clark - 1998

Wayne Handley - 1997

Danny Clisham - 1994

French Connection Air Shows - 1993

Sean D Tucker - 1992

Leo Loudenslager - 1991

Johnny Kazian - 1990

Bob Hoover - 1989

Craig Hosking - 1988

Canadian Forces Snowbirds - 1987

Jimmy Franklin - 1986

2015 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

From Air Show Wiki about Bill Barber

Like many of the airshow flyers of that era, Bill experimented by modifying existing trainers and sport planes, giving them the show business treatment with flashy paint, wheel pants, speed cowling and often a smoke system. Bill always purchased air show planes based on the design, not the airplane itself. The airplane had to have "the look" -- the long-in-front, short-in-back look typical of Italian racing cars and along the lines of racing airplanes such as the Gee Bee. With certain cosmetic modifications, Bill could coax that look from a biplane as well as a monoplane. 

Bill Barber developed a large collection of aircraft. Where most pilots would upgrade their air show mount and sell the previous one, Bill had such affection for his aircraft that he kept them. Many were stabled in his fleet of working air show machines - from an 85 HP Clipped Wing Cub and a Curtiss Falcon to a Bücker Jungman, a Pitts Special S1S and a 450 HP Super Stearman. 

There were occasions where Bill flew four of his airplanes at the same show, shifting gears and techniques to accommodate the best features of each aircraft and still maintaining a commitment to safety. The distinctly different power-to-weight ratios and flight characteristics of each aircraft made this a rare talent -- and it is still rare today. 

Further, Bill performed many different acts in his Clipped Wing Cub alone, including skywriting, a deadstick routine, a comedy act, a rope ladder pickup, and a car-top landing. He also performed team aerobatics and a wingwalking routine. He once performed 14 different air show acts during a two-day show near Chicago. This uncommon ability prompted one aviation writer to dub him "Aerobatic Flying's Renaissance Man" and another, "The One-Man Air Show."

Bill Barber flew two significant performances in the last year of his life. His last paying air show was at his home base in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His last public performance was at the 1987 EAA Convention and Air Show at Oshkosh. On October 10, 1987, Barber died of cancer at home, surrounded by his family and friends.

In his memory, Dave Weiman, editor and publisher of World Airshow News, originated the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, which is presented each year to an outstanding performer in the air show industry. The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship spotlights an air show performer who has demonstrated superb showmanship ability. Presented annually by World Airshow News and friends and family of the late Bill Barber, air show performer extraordinaire, the award recognizes an air show entertainer who has demonstrated superb showmanship ability. Past recipients compose the selection committee.

Past Recipients

Greg Koontz - 2014

Skip Stewart - 2013

Matt Younkin - 2012

Rich and Dee Gibson -2011

Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver - 2010

Michael Goulian - 2009

Bud Granley - 2008

Dacy Family Airshow Team - 2007

Danny Clisham - 2006

Pietsch Airshows - 2005

Bobby Younkin - 2004

Jim LeRoy - 2003

AeroShell Aerobatic Team - 2002

Northern Lights Aerobatic Team - 2001

John Mohr - 2000

Dan Buchanan - 1999

Patty Wagstaff - 1998

Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes - 1997

Wayne Handley - 1996

Bob Hoover - 1995

bob & Annette Hosking - 1994

Red Baron Stearman Squadron - 1993

Sean D Tucker - 1992

Julie Clark - 1991

Leo Loudenslager - 1990

Jimmy Franklin - 1989

No Award - 1988

The French Connection - 1987

Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team - 1986

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