The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is a prestigious award issued by the FAA to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61. Metro Aviation Standardization and Compliance Manager Glen Girard recently received the award for his contribution to the aviation industry.
The award recognizes pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as ‘Master Pilots’.
Glen has been with Metro Aviation since 2014
Glen first joined the Metro Aviation family in 2014 as the Assistant Director of Training for the Helicopter Flight Training Center. In that role, Glen was responsible for ground and simulator instruction, crew and air medical resource management, course development, and records review. In the years since, he has transferred from the Training Center to Operations, insuring pilots are properly trained and compliant with all regulations.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Glen,” said Metro Director of Operations Brian Bihler. “To work at something for 50 years is an accomplishment in itself. Glen has given back tremendously to this industry and we are lucky to have him at Metro Aviation.”
Training military and civilian pilots
Glen has a military background and has spent the majority of his career training pilots in both the military and civilian sectors.
Metro Aviation, based in Louisiana, US, is a worldwide provider of completion services for all missions and types of helicopters. MedForce Aeromedical Transport is the newest air medical service to join the Metro family.