Bax Seat Award

Doug Reeves, of Highland Village, Texas, received this year's Gordon Baxter journalism award. The award is given annually to an EAA member who best perpetuates the Gordon Baxter tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of grassroots aviation. Bax wrote his Bax Seat column in Flying for some three decades. He went west in 2005. Reeves is the founder of, an information-swapping website for builders of the popular RV series of kit planes. The site's forums have 129,300 registered users. Flying Senior Editor Robert Goyer presented the plaque at the Van's Air Force Banquet on Tuesday Night.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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