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Bunce Receives 2009 ICAS Sword of Excellence

December 14th, 2009
During an award ceremony in Las Vegas on December 9, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce was presented with the ICAS Sword of Excellence, the air show industry’s most prestigious award, in recognition of more than a decade of service to the air show community. Bunce, who retired from the Air Force in 2005, first became involved with the air show community as Air Force liaison on the ICAS Board of Directors in 1998, helping to strengthen and deepen the Air Force’s relationship with ICAS and the air show community. Now serving as an elected member of the Board, Bunce has been a forceful advocate for air shows at the highest levels of the aviation community. Bunce becomes the 36th recipient of the Sword of Excellence and joins a list of past recipients that includes Paul Poberezny, Art Scholl, Dick Schram, Patty Wagstaff, Bob Hoover, and Tom Poberezny.