Colonel Joseph Kittinger Awarded Cliff Henderson Trophy

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” ― Brodi Ashton

A Crow’s View is pleased to learn Col. Joe Kittinger, a true American hero, was honored by the NAA. It is the view of this blog site to encourage people to learn more about this spectacular person.

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From left to right: Col. Kittinger, USPA President Sherry Butcher and USPA Executive Director Ed Scott

At a June 18 luncheon in Arlington, Virginia, legendary record-setting skydiver Colonel Joseph Kittinger, USAF, (Ret.) was awarded the Cliff Henderson Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association. The Henderson Trophy is awarded annually to an individual or group “whose vision, leadership or skill made a significant and lasting contribution to the promotion and advancement of aviation and aerospace in the United States.” In one of her first formal acts as USPA’s new president, Sherry Butcher was asked to introduce Col. Kittinger and describe how his record-setting 102,800-foot parachute jump in 1960 still inspires skydivers and others.

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