THOMAS V. JONES
For his achievements, over a period of 47 years, in guiding the development of advanced aircraft, electronic systems, and manufacturing technologies. Visionary, bold designer, planner, engineer, and manger, he has significantly enhanced the defense and air transportation capacity of the United States.
DR. SAM B. WILLIAMS
For significant and enduring contributions to aviation and national defense over a period of 35 years. His invention and production of small, lightweight gas-turbine engines, and his leadership in the introduction and processing of new technology and new materials have provided major impetus to U.S. aviation progress.
ALLEN E. PAULSON
For his outstanding and enduring contributions to aviation as a pilot, designer, entrepreneur, industry leader, and employer throughout a career spanning over 40 years.
JOSEPH F. SUTTER
In recognition of a career in aviation, spanning more than four decades, during which his technical leadership and management skills were instrumental in the development of three generations of advanced transports which contributed significantly to U.S. preeminence in civil aeronautics.
For over half a century of significant and enduring contributions to aviation as a pilot, an industrial leader, an author, and an advisor to government.
DAVID S. LEWIS
For his lifetime contributions to military aviation and national defense, and his untiring efforts in the design, development, and production of superior combat aircraft.
JOHN LELAND ATWOOD
In recognition of his leadership in the development of air and space vehicles, spanning more than five decades, and his significant contributions in the public interest to the art of management in American industry.
WILLIS M. HAWKINS
For his vision, imagination, and dedication in more than 40 years of public service to aviation through technical innovations and management leadership in the design, development, and production of military and commercial aircraft, space vehicles, and advanced missilery.
DWANE L. WALLACE
Former chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, for significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.
OLIVE ANN BEECH
Chairman of the Board of Beech Aircraft Corporation, for five decades of outstanding leadership in the development of general aviation.