The Museum of Flight’s Annual Pathfinder Awards honors individuals with ties to the Pacific Northwest who have made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry. Categories include Flying, Education, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing and At-Large. Pathfinder Award recipients are selected by The Museum of Flight, the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and representatives of other aviation and aerospace organizations and companies throughout the Northwest.

The 2019 Pathfinder Awards nomination deadline is February 25, 2019. If you'd like to submit a nomination, please fill out this form and return by email to Alison Bailey at abailey@museumofflight.org.

The 2019 Pathfinder Awards will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019.



The 2018 Pathfinder Award recipients were:


Phil Condit

2018 Pathfinder Phil Condit - Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company

Dennis O'Donoghue

2018 Pathfinder Dennis O'Donaghue - Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company


For further details about the Pathfinder Awards, please contact Gracie Loesser at 206.764.5709 or email gloesser@museumofflight.org.


To view biographical information for every Pathfinder Award recipient to date, visit the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery at the Museum or browse our database below.

Go to Pathfinder Award Database