Since 1964, the Tony Jannus Award has recognized extraordinary accomplish- ments in the field of commercial aviation. Given annually by the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society, the award perpetuates the legacy of the world's first scheduled commercial airline, initiated and piloted by Tony Jannus on January 1, 1914 between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida.
2018 Tony Jannus Award Winner
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society is pleased to announce that the 2018 Tony Jannus Award winner is Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
scholars awards program
The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society promotes and provides financial support to students enrolled in college level courses leading to a degree in fields related to potential careers in scheduled commercial aviation at colleges and universities.
The purpose of the Tony Jannus Essay Contest is to foster interest in scheduled commercial aviation, as well as, pilot Tony Jannus' history-making role in the inception of the world-wide industry amongst high schools students throughout the state of Florida.
Deferred giving is usually a bequest, a gift or legacy left by will gifting assets or personal property to an individual or organization.