General Information

Each year, the GMAA organizes one of the peak events for the aviation industry: the Greater Miami Aviation Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Awards Gala benefiting the GMAA-Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund.

The highlight of the Gala is the presentation of The Wright Brothers Memorial Award, an impressive and beautiful silver trophy cup with the engraved names of past recipients.

GMAA’s premier award is presented each year to an individual whose substantial contributions to the aviation industry reflect favorably on the aviation community and the State of Florida.

This year, several awards will be presented to outstanding individuals honoring their careers and involvement in the aviation industry.

The GMAA-Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund, Inc.

This fund was established by the GMAA to foster the future of professionalism in aviation by awarding scholarships to South Florida aviation college students. The Fund is named to honor the endowment and substantial impact made to the South Florida aviation industry by the late George Batchelor.

All proceeds form the Awards event and Golf Tournament benefit the GMAA-Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and aviation achievement, leadership and financial need.

The Greater Miami Aviation Association

Formed in 1927, the Association is one of the most distinguished and most respected aviation civic organizations serving to increase public awareness of the vital role of aviation in our community.