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Second former Eagle reporter named business aviation award winner

Dave Higdon received the National Business Aviation Association’s Gold Wing Journalism Award Tuesday at the opening of the association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla.
Dave Higdon received the National Business Aviation Association’s Gold Wing Journalism Award Tuesday at the opening of the association’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla. The Wichita Eagle

ORLANDO, Fla. A former Eagle aviation reporter was announced as the winner of the National Business Aviation Association’s 2016 Gold Wing Journalism Award Tuesday morning at the opening of the trade group’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Dave Higdon, who covered the aviation industry for The Eagle from January 1991 to August 1996, is the second Eagle reporter to receive the award, which is awarded annually to a journalist for insightful reporting about business aviation.

Former Eagle aviation reporter Molly McMillin received the award in 2013.

Higdon, a freelance aviation journalist, won the award for an ongoing series in AvBuyer magazine about international business aviation operations.

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