Wings & Wheels honors master pilots

Three Florence residents receive prestigious award

A representative of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) presents the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the highest honor the FAA can bestow, to Florence-area residents (from left) Sam Spayd, Dick Markee and Pete Maury during Saturday’s Wings & Wheels at Florence Municipal Airport. The award recognizes the pilots’ 50 years of flying without an accident. The three men have a combined 6,500 accident-free flying hours between them, equivalent to 40 round trips to the moon.


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