Shauck To Receive FAA Award At Friday News Conference

Feb. 13, 2002

by Judy Long

Dr. Max Shauck, professor of aviation sciences at Baylor University, will be presented with the 2001 Federal Aviation Administration Excellence in Aviation award during a news conference at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Baylor's hangar at the Texas State Technical College airport in Waco.

Among those participating in the news conference are Dr. Herman Rediess, FAA director of aviation research, who will present the award to Shauck, and Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr., who will announce the establishment of a new institute in air science.

The FAA annually awards the highly competitive Excellence in Aviation designation to individuals and/or institutions in recognition of significant aviation-related research efforts currently benefiting the aviation community. Shauck was selected for his research and development of a renewable clean-burning aviation fuel, as well as other significant contributions in aviation science. Shauck began test-flying experimental airplanes using ethanol fuel in 1980. In 1989, he and his wife, Grazia, flew a 6,000-mile trip from Waco to Paris, the first transatlantic flight in an aircraft powered by alternative fuel. In 1991, Shauck was awarded the Harmon Trophy, civil aviation's highest honor, for the historic flight.

For more information about the event, contact Judy Long at (254) 710-4656.

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