FAA representative, Hoke Wiese, presented the prestigious Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award to Neil Hoppe of Franklin Aviation.
A ceremony took placed on Tuesday, July 19, at the monthly meeting of the Aviation Historical Society at Macon County Airport.
Hoppe is honored for 50 years of service in the aircraft maintenance industry.
This FAA award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight.
Taylor served as the Wright Brothers' mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful flight.