At the 1992 show, for example, a few forward-looking entrepreneurs and a NASA engineer named Bruce Holmes began advocating for computerized, glass cockpit displays in small, GA aircraft. At the time, the idea seemed a little far-fetched. But this year, that dream became not just a reality, but the standard for almost every kind of new aircraft being sold. At the same time, the new Sport Pilot certification and Light Sport Aircraft categories took flight, opening the door to simpler airplanes and simpler flying opportunities. Two Australians who dreamed of building a mid-sized, piston utility plane saw their GA-8 Airvan granted FAA certification. Diamond Aircraft Industries introduced a new twin-engine diesel design. Mike Melvill, pilot of Burt Rutan's Ansari X-Prize candidate SpaceShipOne, was honored as the first non-military, non-governmental pilot to win astronaut's wings.