The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce Don Campion, President of Banyan Air Service, as this year’s NATA Distinguished Service Award honoree. Campion will be recognized during the June 18th Industry Excellence Awards Presentation Luncheon held in conjunction with the NATA 2019 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference.
The NATA Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual or organization still active in general aviation on a regular, day-to-day basis and recognizes outstanding service and ongoing contributions to the industry. Campion’s celebrated 40-year aviation business career is also hallmarked by his philanthropy and community service extending beyond general aviation and his business locality. He has been a long-time member of NATA and previously served on its Board of Directors from 1999 to 2002.“The Association is happy to present Don with this year’s Distinguished Service Award for his tremendous contributions to the general aviation industry. He has been a role model for many of us within aviation business and we applaud him for his dedication to giving back to his community,” stated NATA President Gary Dempsey. “What I admire most about Don is his persistence, even early on when the odds seemed stacked against him. In my first few years running a large MRO in Tampa, Don spent time getting to know his fellow aviation brothers and sisters throughout Florida—always willing to share his knowledge as a mentor. He is a champion for state issues, joining the fight to get tax relief on labor. Don is a very effective leader and gentleman, and he always has a smile and a giving, positive attitude.” READ MORE (NATA)