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 2016 Pathfinder Award recipients were:

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, Found and CEO of, founder of Blue Origin and Bezos Expeditions. Photo courtesy

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Addison Pemberton

Addison Pemberton, co-owner of Scanivalve Corporation. Photo by Ryan Pemberton.

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The 2016 Pathfinder Award Banquet Dinner was held in October. Check back soon for 2017 updates. For further details about the Pathfinder Awards or for tickets to the annual banquet, please contact Andrea Arenas at 206.764.5709 or email

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