Previous Airport Award Winners

AIRPORT OF THE YEAR

1983    -           Elizabethton Municipal

1984    -           Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown

1985    -           No Award Given

1986    -           Downtown Island, Knoxville

1987    -           Ellington, Lewisburg

1988    -           Shelbyville Municipal

1989    -           Greeneville-Greene County Municipal

1990    -           Carroll County, Huntingdon

1991    -           McNairy County, Selmer

1992    -           Covington Municipal

1993    -           Warren County, McMinnville

1994    -           Maury County Regional, Columbia

1995    -           Sumner County Regional, Gallatin

1996    -           Springfield-Robertson County Airport

1997    -           McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson

1998    -           Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson

1999    -           Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon

2000    -           Smyrna Airport, Smyrna

2001    -           Crossville Memorial Airport, Crossville

2002    -           John C. Tune, Nashville

2003    -           Collegedale Municipal Airport, Collegedale

2004    -           Upper-Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta

2005    -           Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville

2006    -           Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville

2007    -           Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro

2008    -           Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton

2009    -           Fayetteville Municipal Airport, Fayetteville

2010    -           Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville

2011    -           Smyrna Airport, Smyrna

2012    -           Dewitt Spain, Memphis

2013    -           Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland

2014    -           Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville

2015    -           John C. Tune Airport

2016    -           Tullahoma Regional Airport, Tullahoma

2017    -           Lebanon Municipal Airport

2018    -           Monroe County Airport 

2019    -           Dyersburg Regional Airport

2020    -           Dedicated to victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021    -           Nashville International Airport

2022    -           Upper Cumberland Regional Airport    

 

 

AIRPORT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

1983 - Bob Bomar, Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville

1984 - No Award Given

1985 - No Award Given

1986 - Shelby Isham, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton

1987 - Arnold Blankenship, Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson

1988 - Don Baker, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville

1989 - Rodney Hendrix, McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson

1990 - Mr. Clay Derryberry, Ellington Airport, Lewisburg

1991 - William Marrison, Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville

1992 - Glenda J. Hall, Franklin County Airport, Sewanee

1993 - Jerrie Davis, Dyersburg Municipal Airport, Dyersburg

1994 - Steve Fitzhugh, Smyrna Airport, Smyrna

1995 - Jan R. Easterling, Sumner County Regional Airport, Gallatin

1996 - Wanda F. Fulmer, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton

1997 - Montille Warren, Savannah-Hardin County Airport, Savannah

1998 - Ernest William Colbert, Cornelia Fort Airpark, Nashville

1999 - Russell L. Noble, Millington Municipal Airport, Millington

2000 - Mike and Mary Priest, Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon

2001 - Tommy and Jan Swor, Carroll County Airport, Huntingdon

2002 - Don Baker, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville

2003 - Mark Cobb, Fayetteville Municipal Airport, Fayetteville

2004 - Evelyn B. Johnson, Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown

2005 - Henry “Hank” Williamson, Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville

2006 - Chad Gehrke, Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro

2007 - Walter Cathey, General Dewitt Spain & Charles Baker, Memphis

2008 - Randy Music, Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton

2009 - Danny Collins, Rockwood Municipal Airport

2010 - Walter McCaley, Springfield/Robertson County Airport

2011 - Lois Vallance/John Black, Smyrna Airport

2012 - Jo Ann Speer, Everett-Stewart Regional Airport

2013 - Steve Smith and Cindy Melton, Jackson McKellar Sipes Regional Airport

2014 - Roy Remington, Millington-Memphis Regional Airport

2015 - Douglas Hunter, Portland Municipal Airport

2016 - Bert Loupe, Jacksboro Municipal Airport

2017 - Zachary Colescott, Winchester Municipal Airport

2018 - Kathy Hatter, John C. Tune Airport

2019 - Thomas McCosh, Monroe County Airport

2020 - Dedicated to victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 - Mark Fidler, Cleveland Regional Jetport

2022 - Heather Bay, Lebanon Municipal Airport

GOVERNING BODY OF THE YEAR

1983 - Maury County Regional Airport Authority, Columbia

1984 - Greeneville-Greene County Airport Authority

1985 - City of Collegedale

1986 - Shelby Isham, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton

1987 - No Award Given

1988 - City of Covington

1989 - Lebanon Airport Commission, Lebanon

1990 - McNairy County Airport Authority, Selmer

1991 - Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport Board

1992 - Gatlinburg Airport Authority, Sevierville

1993 - Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board

1994 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Authority, Sparta

1995 - Warren County Airport Commission, McMinnville

1996 - Dickson County Municipal Airport Authority, Dickson

1997 - Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Authority, Smyrna

1998 - New Tazewell Airport Committee, New Tazewell

1999 - Sumner County Regional Airport Authority, Gallatin

2000 - Fayetteville-Lincoln County Regional Airport Authority, Fayetteville

2001 - City of Dayton

2002 - Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport Board, Lawrenceburg

2003 - Scott County Airport Authority & County of Scott

2004 - Tullahoma Municipal Airport Authority, Tullahoma

2005 - McMinn County Airport, Athens

2006 - Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Memphis

2007 - Beech River Regional Airport Authority, Lexington/Parsons

2008 - Sumner County Regional Airport Authority, Gallatin

2009 - Portland Municipal Airport Authority, Portland

2010 - Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, Chattanooga

2011 - Everett-Stewart Regional Airport Board, Union City

2012 - Hardeman County Airport Committee, Bolivar

2013 - Winchester Municipal Airport Authority, Winchester

2014 - Tri-Cities Airport Authority, Blountville

2015 - City of Lebanon, Lebanon

2016 - (Significant Airport Project – General Aviation) McMinn County Airport

2017 - City of Jamestown

2018 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board

2019 - City of Murfreesboro

2020 – Dedicated to victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 – Benton County

2022 -  City of Lafayette

CAREER CONTRIBUTIONS TO AVIATION

1983 - Rob Winn, Chairman, Clarksville-Montgomery Airport Committee

1984 - Randy Wood, MTSU Aerospace Department

1985 - Nominations: Miller Lanier, Frank Warmath, F. Ward Reilly. No Award Given

1986 - H. Miller Lanier, Murfreesboro, Member Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Former Chairman Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, Former Manager Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

1987 - Frank Knapp, Nashville

1988 - Lady Goodson McReynolds

1989 - John Reid, Florida AOPA Representative

1990 - Mr. William K. Kershner, Sewanee, TN

1991 - William Whitmore (retired FAA)

1992 - Mr. Robert E. Bomar, Shelbyville

            Mrs. Pat Bomar, Shelbyville

1993 - Reid Berry, Moody Aviation, Elizabethton

1994 - Lt. Governor John S. Wilder

1995 - Dr. Wallace R. Maples, MTSU, Murfreesboro

1996 - James W. Campbell, Union City

1997 - William Jerry Hall, Retired Chief Engineer

1998 - Steve Fitzhugh, Former Smyrna Airport Director

1999 - Ernest William Colbert (Cornelia Fort Airpark Owner), Nashville

2000 - Frederick W. Smith, President, Chairman, CEO FedEx Corporation

2001 - Evelyn Bryan Johnson, Airport Manager, Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown

2002 - Robert E. Minter, Executive Director, Tennessee Aviation Museum

2003 - Larry Cox, President, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Millington

2004 - Larry Williams, FAA, Nashville

2005 - John T. Baugh, Jr., Lebanon

2006 - Ronald M. Fitzgerald, Former TDOT Aeronautics Career Employee

2007 - Walton (Walt) H. Sproles (posthumous) Former TDOT Engineer

2008 - Jim Ethridge, Lebanon, Former TAC Chairman/Member

2009 - Montill Warren, Savannah Airport Manager

2010 - Dave Fulton, Past Administrator

2011 - Lt. Col. Bill Powley (Ret.), Flight Foundation

2012 - Malcom Baird

2013 - General William G. Moore

2014 - William Marrison

2015 - Brigadier General Robert V. Woods, USAF, Ret., Former TAD Director

2016 - Brian K. Caldwell, Former TDOT Aeronautics Career Employee

2017 - John Black, Executive Director of Smyrna Airport

2018 - Paul A. Craig

2019 - Larry Mullins, Former TAC Chairman/Member

2020 - Not Awarded

2021 -  Jennifer Cairns Baker, Bakers School of Aeronautics

2022 - Richard Rinks

MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT
1983 - Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge

1984 - Centerville Municipal  

1985 - John A. Baker Field, Hohenwald

1986 - Robert Sibley, Selmer

1987 - Franklin-Wilkins, Lexington

1988 - Benton County, Camden

1989 - Everett-Stewart, Union City

1990 - Covington Municipal

1991 -Warren County, McMinnville

1992 - Sumner County Regional, Gallatin

1993 - Lebanon Municipal

1994 - Springfield-Robertson County

1995 - Collegedale Municipal

1996 - Henry County, Paris

1997 - McMinn County, Athens

1998 - Mark Anton Airport, Dayton

1999 - Franklin County Airport, Sewanee

2000 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta

2001 - Everett-Stewart Field, Union City

2002 - Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro

2003 - Millington Municipal Airport, Millington

2004 - Rockwood Municipal Airport, Rockwood

2005 - Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson

2006 - Smyrna Airport, Smyrna

2007 - Fayette County Airport, Somerville

2008 - Johnson County Airport, Mountain City

2009 - Winchester Municipal Airport, Winchester

2010 - Tullahoma Regional Airport, Tullahoma

2011 - New Tazewell Municipal Airport, New Tazewell

2012 - Benton County Airport, Camden

2013 - (Outstanding Contribution to TN Aviation) Larry D. Cox

2014 - Dyersburg Regional Airport, Dyersburg

2015 - Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton

2016 - (Significant Airport Project – Air Carrier) Nashville International Airport

2017 - Covington Municipal Airport

2018 - Not Awarded

2019 - Not Awarded

2020 - Not Awarded

2021- Not Awarded

2022 - Not Awarded