Salute to Excellence

Salute to Excellence Awards Luncheon

The international helicopter community will gather in the ballroom at GWCC to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the industry. As the Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon sponsor, you will link your company’s name to this long-standing, prestigious HAI HELI-EXPO event. This sponsorship includes:

  • 1 reserved table for 10 people at the Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon
  • Recognition in tabletop booklet, on signage, and in awards video presentation
  • 3 minutes allotted for a speech on stage
$40,000.00

Excellence in Communications Award

The Excellence in Communications Award is given to the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry.

  • Sponsorship includes two seats at award winner's table.
$7,500.00

Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award

Presented annually at the Salute to Excellence, this award honors an individual for long-standing excellence in helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to helicopter maintenance. Eligibility is limited to active helicopter maintenance personnel.

  • Sponsorship includes two seats at award winner's table.
$7,500.00

Flight Instructor of the Year “Dub” Blessing Award

This Salute to Excellence Award recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence.

Sponsorship includes two seats at award winner's table.

$7,500.00

Law Enforcement Award

This Salute to Excellence Award is given to an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees are not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel

Sponsorship includes:

  • seat at award winner's table
  • Name on award
$7,500.00

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented annually at the Salute to Excellence, this award honors excellence in management and leadership. The award is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. Nominees need not be licensed pilots.

  • Sponsorship includes two seats at award winner's table.
$7,500.00

Pilot of the Year Award

This Salute to Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees must be active helicopter pilots

Sponsorship includes:

  • A seat at award winner's table
  • Name on the award
$7,500.00

Safety Award

Presented annually at the Salute to Excellence, this award honors outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community.

Sponsorship includes:

  •  seat at award winner's table
  • Name on award
$7,500.00