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April 24, 2022
Sandya Narayanswami, PhD
General Aviation Awards
GAA Announces the Nomination of Gregory Feith to the Board of Directors
New board director will uplift the mission of the General Aviation Awards Program with improved community outreach through various media outlets across a variety of platforms.
Versailles, Kentucky - The General Aviation Awards Program announced today the appointment of Gregory A. Feith to the board of directors. Feith will lead the nonprofit’s Public Relations team.
"I speak for the entire GAA Board when I say that we are delighted to welcome Greg Feith to our Board as Public Relations Director.” said Sandya Narayanswami, GAA Board Chair. “Greg's extraordinary accomplishments and visibility as an NTSB accident investigator, his experience as a podcaster, and his knowledge of the industry will bring new vision, ideas, and ways to get GAA's critical support for a strong Aviation Safety culture to the GA community as it moves into the future and evolves to include new constituents".
Feith is a former NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator and “Go-Team” Captain. He has investigated well over 2,500 general aviation, corporate, and air transport aircraft incidents and accidents worldwide during his 41 years as an accident investigator. Feith received a BS in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII), Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) certificates. Greg also hosts the increasingly popular podcast and YouTube channel Flight Safety Detectives with his co-host and colleague, John Goglia. He is also the co-inventor of the LapKidz, an aviation safety restraint device for infants/toddlers under 24 months old that are carried as lap children on general aviation and commercial aircraft. Feith conducts safety lectures worldwide and is a guest instructor in various aviation venues including his alma mater, ERAU. He appears regularly in a variety of aviation safety-related television programs such as MAYDAY, Seconds to Disaster, and Why Airplanes Crash on the Discovery Channel, TLC, History Channel, National Geographic, and MSNBC. Greg recently won a National Emmy Award for his expertise as a part of the NBC News team coverage of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 shootdown. In addition to Greg’s reputation as an expert in the field of Aviation and Aerospace Safety, he was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in January 2016, an elite group of professionals who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace. Feith is a resident of Golden, Colorado, and an avid general aviation pilot.
“The General Aviation Awards provides the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals who don’t work in the spotlight, but have a passion for aviation and demonstrate a high level of expertise in their respective crafts.” said Feith. “They are mentors and leaders for others in aviation. I am honored to be an integral part of this great organization.”
About the General Aviation Awards
The General Aviation Awards Program is a cooperative effort between many sponsoring organizations from the aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
For more than 50 years, the program has recognized aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, and flight safety for their important contributions to the general aviation community.
These awards highlight the important leadership roles these individuals play in promoting aviation safety, education, and professionalism.
Sandya Narayanswami, PhD
The General Aviation Awards
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