Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award Spirit of Flight Award

The Spirit of Flight Award


Purpose: The Spirit of Flight Award is presented to recognize and reward aerospace organizations that exemplify the positive utilization of aviation for charitable purposes or for service to all.

Award Elements:  The award will be presented at a location and time jointly determined by the recipient and the NAHF.

Qualifications: Nominees must be an organization that demonstrates the impact of the positive utilization of aerospace resources to provide special services to individuals or to other organizations.  Although the award is presented annually, the accomplishments of the nominee need not be limited to the year in which the award is presented.

The award recognizes:

  • Organizations with high standards for excellence in the utilization of aerospace assets for positive outcomes.
  • Organizations that serve a special need of the nation.
  • Organizations that maintain a high degree of charitable or service activities over a sustained period of time.
  • Organizations that demonstrate creativity in developing and utilizing aerospace assets.
  • Organizations that have achieved national recognition for their contributions to the spirit of flight.
  • Preference will be given to volunteer and not-for-profit organizations.

Wings of Hope – 2022


Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian organization that saves and changes lives through the power of aviation. Programs and services focus on education outreach, global impact, and U.S. medical transport.

Nomination Package Information


 Please provide the following nominee information.  Please keep in mind the selection criteria and attach any additional documentation and/or materials you choose to enhance your nomination.

  • Your personal letter describing why your nominee deserves to receive this award.
  • Honors and awards received by your nominee.
  • A 150 word description of your nominee’s Vision, Mission, and Goals.
  • A synopsis (250 words maximum) of your nominee’s accomplishments.
  • Documentation to support the nominee’s efforts.
  • Letters from others in support of your nominee.