FAA awards Texoma man with prestigious award

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A Texoma man was honored Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration at Luby’s.

Wayne Richey who has been a pilot for the past 56 years was awarded “The Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award” surrounded by family, friends and former colleagues.

That award is named in honor of the Wright brothers, the first US pilots and it is presented to individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft.

“It’s a real honor to get this, for flying 50 years and not having an accident or incident or anything and the FAA recognizes it and offers you this award is very meaningful,” Richey said.

Richey, who started flying in 1963, said it is an honor to be able to inspire young pilots.

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