2000 Fellow

Presented to: Brigadier General Charles Blair, USAF (Posthumous)

Citation: For a career he devoted to the development and evaluation of successful techniques in air navigation; and to the conception, development and testing of navigation equipment, and his experience as a practical air navigator of the highest caliber.

He is best known for his 1951 solo flights in a single engine fighter across the North Atlantic to Europe and back by way of the north pole.