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.


Announcing the 2020 Pathfinder Award Recipients:


Robert A. Bogash

Robert A. Bogash

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Mark Kirchner

Mark Kirchner

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Wendy Lawrence

Wendy Lawrence

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Howard Lovering

Howard Lovering

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Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell

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With great respect for our five new Pathfinder inductees, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Pathfinder Awards event until next year, so that they (and our attendees) can experience the enjoyment of our traditional banquet event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021, so please mark your calendars!

For further details about the Pathfinder Awards, please contact Alison Bailey at (206)764-5715 or email abailey@212-3023ave.com


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