Agrinaut Award

The Agrinaut Award is presented to an agricultural aircraft operator or operating organization that has made an outstanding contribution in the field of ag aircraft operations. The recipient for the award must have been actively engaged in commercial agricultural application with an agricultural aircraft and the achievement cited shall have contributed to the "state-of-the-art" for the benefit of the agricultural aircraft industry as a whole.


Originated in 1967 by Agrinautics of Las Vegas, Nev., and by NAAA under procedures established for noting new operating techniques, new and novel equipment, new successful crop applications or other contributions.

Previous Recipients

2018 Pete Jones, Air Repair Inc. 1992 Charles Stone Jr.
2017 Star-Flex
(Brett Barber & Terry Gross, posthumously)
1991 G.O. "Chris" Christopher
2016 Jeff Reabe, Reabe Aircraft Improvement 1990 Leland Shelton
2015 None 1989 Gerald S. Beck
2014 Rod Thomas 1988 Tom Mills
2013 Pratt & Whitney Canada 1987 Mid-Continent Aircraft
2012 Leonard Felix Jr. 1986 Roy W. Wood Sr.
2011 None 1985 Leland Snow
2010 Terry Sharp 1984 Mississippi AAA
2009 Bill Hubler 1983 Milton Robertson
2008 Joe D. Vaughn 1982 George "Red" Willett
2007 Scott Schertz 1981 James L. Maxwell
2006 Jack Frost 1980 William Hatfield
2005 Rick Reed 1979 Robert S. Leverton
2004 Zoren O'Brien 1978 W.P. "Bill" Cardiff
2003 None 1977 George Mitchell Jr.
2002 Pat Kornegay 1976 James Vedder
2001 Thomas R. Summersill 1975 Joe Sellers
2000 Robert Carroll Potter 1974 Clint G. Frye
1999 Dennis Gardisser 1973 A.T. Morgan
1998 Maynard Lund 1972 Lloyd Nolan
1997 None 1971 V. Ray Thornton
1996 George & Grant Lane 1970 John Neace
1995 John O'Connell 1969 Robert Phillips
1994 John Goodwin 1968 Bill Marsh
1993 George P. Wilson 1967 Richard Reade