Date: January 14, 1973
Location: Tyler, TX
Newspaper: The Tyler Courier-Times
WASHINGTON (AP) – George E. Haddaway, editor and publisher of Flight magazine, Dallas, has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest honor, the gold medal for extraordinary service to aviation.
The FAA said Haddaway was cited for leadership in the encouragement of the growth of civil aviation. He helped establish Wings of Hope, a charitable organization providing aircraft and flight personnel for needy people in remote areas, and also was a founder of the Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol.
Haddaway is founder and Chief Chilihead of the worldwide organization Chili Appreciation Society (International).