The Balloon Training Academy founder and President Adam Magee was recently awarded the National Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team Representative of the Year Award by FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.

At 30 years young Adam became the youngest recipient of this award. The FAA Safety Team is comprised of volunteers in the aviation community who work with their local FAA FSDO office to promote aviation safety through outreach. Adam, who works with the Des Moines, IA FSDO, has been a FAA Safety Team Representative for three years and is a Lead Representative for the office.  Adam was first awarded the District FAA Safety Team Rep of the Year and then the Central Region FAA Safety Team Rep of the Year before winning the National award.

Adam’s passion, knowledge, ideas, ability to work with everyone, and leadership has made him an expert. Adam has devoted thousands of volunteer hours towards promoting safety and education in the hot air ballooning community. What’s even more impressive is that Adam’s career is outside of aviation. Everything he has done within aviation is purely a passion for safety.

You can read more about Adam’s bio here and the front page news article here

We are incredibly proud of the impact Adam has made to improve aviation safety and are amazed everyday what he has been able to accomplish. He is a deserving recipient of this award. We cannot wait to see what Adam has in store for the future to improve aviation safety.