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Pathfinder Awards

The Museum of Flight Pathfinder Awards

The Museum of Flight’s Annual Pathfinder Awards honor 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.


Announcing the 2022 Pathfinder Award Recipients:


Scott Carson

Scott Carson

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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

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Tom Imrich

Tom Imrich

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Robert Mucklestone

Robert S. Mucklestone

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The 2022 Pathfinder recipients were honored on October 22, 2022. It was a wonderful night hearing their stories and celebrating their accomplishments.

Check back for details for the 2023 Pathfinder Awards.

For further details about the Pathfinder Awards, please contact Janet Choi at 206.764.5709 or email Jchoi@museumofflight.org


To view biographical information for every Pathfinder Award recipient to date, visit the display in the Museum lobby or view this interactive document

Pathfinder Award Winner Directory


Want to nominate a future Pathfinder?

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