Bob has received the following awards
2017 Art Scholl Showmanship Award
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.
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.
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