|This is the "Wall of
Fame" that chronicles those who have received the coveted Friend of
Airborne Internet award.
- Pete McHugh, FAA Technical Center: for his unending
support and encouragement to advance Airborne Internet, future
thinking to incorporate new technology in a bureaucratic world. (Pictures)
Pete McHugh, the FAA Program Manager for SATS, who
made it all happen for the FAA and the Airborne Internet. Thanks
Pete. We all owe ya one
- Bruce Holmes, Director of Aeronautics Research, DayJet
Corporation; formerly of NASA Langley Research Center, originator of
the Small Aircraft Transportation System: for coining the term "Airborne
Internet" that helped give it legs to grow. For his consistent and
long term support for the advancement of Airborne Internet as more
than an enabling technology for SATS. (picture)
- Paula Nouragas, FAA Technical Center, ACB-100: For her
constant help, advice, good criticism, advocacy and assistance to
further Airborne Internet within the FAA.
- John Wiley, FAA Technical Center, ACB-1: For allowing
Airborne Internet to grow at the FAA Technical Center, for taking the
risk for this new concept and idea to allow it to be cultivated at the
Technical Center into a recognizable program.
- Elizabeth Soltys, FAA Technical Center Representative to
the JPDO: For believing in and supporting Airborne Internet
from its infancy. For the care and nourishment of Airborne Internet
and for her advocacy and generosity.
- Annette Chashin, Contractor, FAA Technical Center: for
assistance with the foundation work of the Airborne Internet program
at the FAA Technical Center, including program planning and even
digging in to get her hands dirty to help clean out the room for the
original Airborne Internet Lab.
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