Tony Jannus Award
Outstanding Achievements in Commercial Aviation

Tony Jannus Award

Outstanding Achievements in Commercial Aviation


Welcome

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.


2017 Tony Jannus Award Winner

Doug PARKER

The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society is pleased to announce that the 2017 Tony Jannus Award winner is Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American Airlines.

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Past Recipients

The Legacy of Tony Jannus

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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.


essay contest

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

Deferred giving is usually a bequest, a gift or legacy left by will gifting assets or personal property to an individual or organization.

 

 
 
They thought I had a mighty clever idea, but they didn’t believe there was any such thing as a flying boat.
— Tony Jannus