The Casey E. Purvis and Robert S. Fuller Aviation Award of Excellence

Friday, September 25, 2015

This award recognize the Pilot (Aircraft Commander, First Pilot or Co-Pilot) and Air Crew/Observer who have accumulated the most aviation program flight hours in a calendar year. Pilot hours must be non-mishap hours; Air Crew/Observer hours are the total hours by an air crew member while serving as an Air Observer. The awards honor the memory of Auxiliary aviation program members Casey E. Purvis and Robert S. Fuller who lost their lives on 1 February 2001 while flying a training mission with the Coast Guard. Both Auxiliarists made great contributions to the program in terms of time and dedication.

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Kenneth Plesser, District 7 staff officer aviation, (left) and Commodore Mark Simoni (right) National Commodore present Charles “Chuck” Fischer, Auxiliary aircraft commander and Duane Minton, Auxiliary aircrew Air Station Borinquen the Casey E. Purvis and Robert S. Fuller Aviation Award of Excellence during the Seventh District board meeting and training conference held in Orlando September 18, 2015.




  1. Diane Riggan says:

    Congratulaions to my D7 shipmates. These gentlemen not only fly hundreds of hours of search and rescue missions but routine patrols as well. All the while they both work full time at their respective jobs. One is a teacher and the other a hotelier, neither job is just an 8 hr a day job. Their level of dedication is admirable.

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