DOUBLE HONORS FOR DAVE STEVENSON
ON NOVEMBER 20, DAVE STEVENSON, EAA 20460 and
member of EAA Chapter 17, received two awards from
the FAA: the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and
the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. The awards
surprised Dave: His family told him they were going to
a cookout, but when they arrived at the Meadowlake
Airpark in Kingston, Tennessee, a crowd was waiting.
Dave, 83, who said he got a student pilot certificate
before getting a driver’s license, learned to fly in a
J- 3 Cub and passed the passion for flight down to his
children and grandchildren. He is an active airframe and
powerplant mechanic and a member of the United Flying
Octogenarians, currently flying a 1959 Morrisey.
Dave Stevenson receives Master Pilot and Master Mechanic awards from Gerald Martelli of the FAA’s Nashville
Flight Standards District Office.
Dedicated to the inspiring legacy of flight
as shared between generations
Compass Hill is a tribute to the Spirit of Aviation,
and to those who preserve it.
Located on the EAA grounds, this timeless
monument features four life-size bronze sculptures
that depict a family enjoying an aviation outing.
A donation of $1,000 is required for a brick at
the summit of Compass Hill, or a $500 donation for
a brick at the entry plaza. Both bricks include three
lines of inscription and a framed mini-brick replica.
Bricks purchased by May 14 will be installed
before EAA AirVenture 2011.
For information on how to purchase a brick visit
www.eaa.org/compasshill, call 920-426-6507
or 1-800-236-1025, or email Pat Heyer at