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CAF Airbase Georgia Officer Receives Master Pilot Award

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., Jan. 22, 2024 – Stan Musick, Chief Pilot for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia, has received the Master Pilot award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Master Pilot Award is widely considered the most prestigious award the FAA presents to pilots, specifically recognizing senior aviators who, as safety-minded professionals, have contributed more than 50 years to piloting aircraft.

Musick, of Locust Grove, Ga., received a certificate, gold lapel pin, and an official copy of his airman records as maintained by the Airmen Records & Certification branch in Oklahoma City, Okla. His name will be recorded in the Aviation Safety Roll of Honor at the FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In March 1973, he soloed in a Piper Tri-Pacer out of Tahoka, Texas, and received his FAA Private Pilot Certificate on June 29, 1973. Additionally, he added an instrument rating on June 24, 1975, and received his Commercial Pilot Certificate on July 23, 1975. Musick also has ratings for multi-engine commercial, rotorcraft-helicopter, sea rating -single engine, glider aero tow, DC-B26, BE-300, airline transport pilot, and various experimental aircraft.

He is certified as a single-engine and multi-engine flight instructor, glider flight instructor, and instrument flight instructor and is rated for small, unmanned aircraft systems. He was recently appointed as a designated pilot examiner conducting check rides for various ratings and is an Airman Medical Examiner. He became an A&P mechanic in 1991. Musick currently flies for Columbia Basin Helicopters as a SEAT (single-engine air tanker) pilot, flying low-level fires. Additionally, he is a contract pilot for Musick Aircraft Corp.

About the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum CAF Airbase Georgia, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Airbase is one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The group maintains and flies six vintage military aircraft, including a P-51 Mustang, an FG1D Corsair, an SBD Dauntless, an LT-6 Mosquito, PT-19 Cornell, and a P-63 Kingcobra. The Airbase, composed of more than 500 volunteer members, is a founding partner of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail launched in 2021. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org/

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