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1-26 Association Diamond Achievement Certificates

For a list of pilots who have attained other badges in a 1-26, visit the 1-26 Badge Achievement page.

At the annual meeting of the 1-26 Association in July, 1971, awards were established for members who make 1-26 flights which qualify for FAI Diamond Badge legs. It was decided that these would be given only for qualifying flights made after August 1, 1971. The idea was combined with one for a 1-26 Association Membership Pin which was designed so that members can attach the diamond crown pieces for the FAI Badge with Diamonds to signify the holding of these awards. Members who desire these awards are required to submit evidence to the Record Keeper which verifies that the FAI Diamond was achieved in a 1-26 after August 1, 1971, or that a 1-26 flight was made since that date which would qualify for the FAI Diamond, if the award had already been received for a flight which does not qualify for the 1-26 Association award.
Altitude Diamond
Pilot                   Date     1-26#  location
---------------------   -------  -----  ---------------------------- 
William B. Cleary	       *  	Black Forest, CO
James R. Walker		3/ 5/72	  357  	Black Forest, CO
James J. Duncan		1/ 8/72   449	Black Forest, CO
Elliott Kurzman		6/17/72*  423	Estrella, AZ
Thomas M. Edwards II	5/ 4/73   	Crystalaire, CA
Charles W. Shaw        12/27/73*  551	Black Forest, CO
Charlotte Detwiler	3/ 6/74   551	Black Forest, CO 
Hannah F. Duncan	3/ 6/74   449	Black Forest, CO 
Carol Lynn Moe		3/ 6/74   406	Black Forest, CO 
Donald Aitken, Jr.	4/ 8/74   451	Minden, NV
Leila C. Tweed		9/19/72   204	El Mirage, CA
Lynn M. Owen, Jr.	6/16/74	  561   Crystalaire, CA
Donald G. Derry	       10/  /72 	Black Forest, CO 
William E. Kantz       11/13/73   406	Black Forest, CO 
George M. Lessard	1/ 6/75   194	California City, CA
Don K. Wemple		5/ 4/75   113	Laguna Salada, Baja, Mexico
Leslie E. Buck	       10/14/75   263	Glen, NH
Gerhard F. Knapp	1/22/74   097	Calistoga, CA
Harry V. Senn		3/ 1/77   320	Marion, NC
Thomas L. Knauff       10/20/77   271	North Conway, NH
Joann B. Shaw	       12/ 7/77	    	Black Forest, CO 
Jonathan O. Davis	3/23/78   355	Minden, NV
Thomas W. Cage	       11/26/77   551	Black Forest, CO 
Ort J. Lofthus		9/ 3/78   517	Minden, NV
Stephen Wandzura	3/27/79   597	Black Forest, CO 
Donald E. Purdy 	6/15/79   184	Borderland, CA
Larry A. Kirkbride	4/ 4/80   326	Minden, NV
G. David Ledford	3/31/80   285	Minden, NV	
H. M. Ledet	       10/15/79   428	North Conway, NH
James J. Harkins Jr.   11/29/80   696	USAF Academy, CO
Victor A. Sorlie	1/11/82   682	USAF Academy, CO
James M. Payne 		3/27/83   643	California City, CA
George T. Sedillo	4/ 5/82   123	Minden, NV
Ronald R. Hodge		4/ 2/83   411	California City, CA
C. Dudley Mattson	5/23/84   074	Minden, NV
Andrew J. Buelna	4/ 8/77   088	Minden, NV
Joe Frick 		2/21/84   580	Petersburg, WV
Lew Neyland 		2/22/84   403	Falcon, CO
Dan Gonzales		2/18/82   113	Thompson Field, CA
Robert J. Kupps		4/21/85   596	California City, CA
Renard R. Rozzoni      11/17/85   309	Tehachapi, CA
Vern Frye		6/ 9/84   623	Minden, NV
John C. Cook		3/23/88   417	California City, CA
Dick Buckman		3/27/88   591	California City, CA
J. David Wiltshire	5/29/89   596	California City, CA
Dave Mercer	       10/ 9/89   068	Cowley, AB, Canada
George W. Powell	5/29/89   580	California City, CA (?)
John M. Walker		5/29/89   403	Westcliffe, CO
Larry Pardue		5/26/91   441	Westcliffe, CO
Richard R. Gillock	2/27/89   460	California City, CA
Danny J. Oldfield	5/28/89   207	Westcliffe, CO (?)
Kevin Ford		2/ 3/93   566	Petersburg, WV
Karla Hopp	       10/ 9/94   068	Cowley, AB, Canada
Robert B. Gibson	4/ 8/95   645	Moriarty, NM
Todd Benko  	       10/ 9/95      	Cowley, AB, Canada
Garry Dickson		2/12/95   024	California City, CA
Thomas McMullen          4/8/95   559   California City, CA
Bill Vickland		3/24/96   238	Petersburg, WV
Jonathan Tappan		4/ 1/97   401	Ft. Huachuca, AZ
Dave Willding		2/ 5/76	  204	Crystalaire, CA
Doug Levy		3/ 2/97   317	California City, CA
Ron Schwartz		3/12/99   441	Petersburg, WV
David Brunner		3/12/99   081	Petersburg, WV
Robert Templin 		3/12/99   157	Petersburg, WV
James A. Zapata         3/ 3/99   412   California City, CA
Randy Blackwell        10/ 8/95   258   Cowley, Alberta, Canada
Peter H. Donath         5/ 7/00   309   California City, CA
Paul M. Elliott         5/24/00   543   Hobbs, NM
Robert W. Spielman	3/12/02	  555   Minden, Nevada
L. Dave Cunningham	4/14/02   555   Minden, Nevada
Irwin J. Jousma         5/25/06   555   Air Sailing, NV
Kevin R. Anderson       2/27/08   192   Marion, NC
Jason Arnold            3/ 1/12   564   Marion, NC
Daniel Sazhin          10/11/15   563   Gorham, NH

Diamond Achievement Certificates
Goal Diamond

pilot                   date     1-26#  place
----------------------  -------  -----  ----------------------
Thomas L. Knauff	3/26/72   001	Julian, PA
William B. Cleary	       *       	Estrella, AZ
John F. Detwiler	5/19/73   459	Estrella, AZ
Charlotte Detwiler	5/20/73   459	Estrella, AZ
Thomas M. Edwards II	6/27/73   472	Crystalaire, CA
Harry V. Senn		6/22/73   320	Black Forest, CO
Charles W. Shaw		8/19/73*  196	Snyder, TX
Robert Cuthbertson	6/22/73   441	Black Forest, CO
Leila C. Tweed		7/28/73   204	El Mirage, CA
Donald G. Derry		7/20/74      	Black Forest, CO
William E. Kantz	7/27/74   300	Odessa, TX
Joann B. Shaw		7/28/74   196	Snyder, TX
Richard T. Mockler	7/29/74   007	TSA gliderport, TX
Ronald R. Schwartz	4/21/75   434	Blairstown, NJ
Robert Root		4/ 6/75   336	Julian, PA
John Bennett		4/ 5/75   336	Julian, PA
Patrick DeNaples	4/ 6/75   336	Julian, PA
Alberta W. Sterling	4/26/75   334	Julina, PA
Kenneth L. Voland	7/28/74   523	TSA gliderport, TX
Elliott Kurzman		6/ 8/75   423	Estrella, AZ
William Swindell	6/ 8/75   135	Tuscon, AZ
John P. Murphy		7/14/74   027	Caddo Mills, TX
Leslie E. Buck	       10/30/75   263	Julina, PA
Roger Buchanan		    /75   	Julian, PA
C. D. Mattson		2/22/76   074	Front Royal, VA
Frank E. Conner		3/20/76   371	Arcadia, FL
Karl Ludolph, Jr.	4/28/76   508	Julian, PA
Lawrence E. Cook	4/10/76   387	Julian, PA
Colin McKinley		    /76      	Julian, PA
Don K. Wemple		7/ 7/76   113	El Mirage, CA
Richard L. Osborne	4/14/77   623	Julian, PA
James R. Walker		6/ 5/77   357	Black Forest, CO
Gerhard F. Knapp	7/18/77   248	Bishop, CA
James C. Elms		    /73      	Port Matilda, PA
H. M. Ledet		5/13/77   428	Julian, PA
Georg Felkel  		    /78   580	Julian, PA
Robert V. McNeill	7/30/78   041 	Caddo Mills, TX
Norman W. Read, Jr.	7/ 9/77   552 	TSA gliderport, TX
G. David Ledford	    /78   285	Moriarty, NM
Donald E. Purdy   	9/30/78   184	Borderland, CA
Darrell Mize		7/12/80   270	Snyder, TX
Clayton W. Vickland	4/18/82   238	Front Royal, VA
James D. Cogburn	7/22/82   112	Hobbs, NM
Hylton L. Nolen		    /82      	Hobbs, NM
Renard R. Rozzoni	7/ 9/83   309	Moriarty, NM
Robert L. Hurni		7/15/78   137	Heath, TX
George T. Sedillo	8/ 8/82   123	Lone Pine, CA
Andrew J. Buelna	8/25/79   088	Minden, NV
Dan Gonzales		7/10/82   113	Lone Pine, CA
Robert J. Kupps		    /84   596	29 Palms, CA
George M. Lessard	9/ 1/85   222	Lone Pine, CA
David H. Ingland	7/21/85   152	Dalhart, TX
Glenn E. Spelis		6/ 4/84   015	El Paso, TX
Alan H. Sager		5/22/76   211	Julian, PA
John K. LeMaster	    /83   313	Moriarty, NM
Irwin J. Jousma		7/22/81   609	Ionia, MI
John Leibacher		6/27/87   595	El Tiro, AZ
Vern Frye		8/ 2/87   572	Airsailing, NV
Larry Pardue		6/ 4/88      	Hobbs, NM
Lewis J. Neyland	6/24/88   443	Lake Creek, CO
Hal T. Matousek		4/19/89      	Blairstown, NJ
James M. Payne		9/10/83   643	Lone Pine, CA
George W. Powell	6/16/90   019	?, CA
Paul M. Elliott Jr.	9/13/90*  543	Hobbs, NM
Del Blomquist		6/10/91   144	Jean, NV
Thomas W. McMullen	6/ 9/91   559	Jean, NV
Richard R. Gillock	7/17/88   460	California City, CA
Robert B. Gibson	5/16/82   038	Moriarty, NM
James E. Hard		5/ 2/95   271	Stanton, MN
Kevin B. Ford		4/ 7/95   508	Blairstown, NJ
Garry Dickson		6/ 9/94   024	Jean, NV
Anne Jonsson			  	Lone Pine, CA
Patrick L. Tuckey	5/30/96   459	Midlothian, TX
Brian A. Bird		8/ 4/95   291	Uvalde, TX
Curt W. Laumann		6/ 3/96   242	Jean, NV
James A. Zapata		7/20/96   378	Bishop, CA
Dave Willding		5/ 7/78   204	Crystalaire, CA
Doug Levy		6/20/97   371	Lone Pine, CA
Robert Quas	        4/30/88   440	Clow, IL
Robert Templin		5/ 4/80   157	Julian, PA
Joedy Gregory           6/11/99   187   Jean, NV
John M. Walker          6/16/01   599   Moriarty, NM
Robert Spielman         6/21/01   555   Air Sailing, NV
Kevin R. Anderson       6/28/02   192   Hobbs, NM
Pete Donath		7/16/02   309   Lone Pine, CA
L. Dave Cunnigham       6/ 4/03   555   Bishop, CA
Daniel Sazhin           4/ 7/12   563   Blairstown, NJ


Diamond Achievement Certificates
Distance Diamond
pilot                    date     1-26# place
----------------------   -------  ----- ---------------------
William B. Cleary	        *  	Estrella, AZ
Charles W. Shaw		 6/10/73*  196	Snyder, TX
Thomas M. Edwards II 	 7/ 9/72  	Pearblossom, CA
Elliott Kurzman		 6/23/73   423	Estrella, AZ
Don K. Wemple		 9/ 8/74   113	Otay, CA
Roy O. McCaldin		 5/28/75   401	Tuscon, AZ
Donald E. Purdy		 9/ 4/75   184	Ramona, CA
William Swindell	 5/28/75   135	Tuscon, AZ
Joann B. Shaw		 6/26/76   196	Colorado City, TX
James R. Walker		 6/13/76   357	Taos, NM
Thomas L. Knauff  	 5/20/76  	Julian, PA
Gerhard F. Knapp	 7/22/77   248	Truckee, CA
Carl A. Ekdahl		 6/25/80   038	Moriarty, NM
Frank E. Conner		 7/13/80   639	Hobbs, NM
Darrell Mize		 8/23/80   270	Snyder, TX
Ronald R. Schwartz	 4/ 2/81   434	Blairstown, NJ
Phillip W. Dufford	 8/20/82   390	Jacumba, CA
Patrick L. DeNaples	 4/26/83   305	Julian, PA
Andrew J. Buelna	 7/ 3/84   088	Truckee, CA
Dan Gonzales		 6/16/84   113	Crystalaire, CA
Vern Frye		 6/25/86   549	Air Sailing, NV
Clayton W. Vickland	 4/16/88   238	Front Royal, VA
Larry Pardue		 8/14/88   441	Hobbs, NM
Hardy M. Ledet		 5/21/89  	Julian, PA
Irwin J. Jousma		 7/14/89   609	Lake City, MI
Richard R. Gillock	 7/ 5/91   460	California City, CA
Mark Keene		 7/13/92   221	Refugio, TX
Paul M. Elliott, Jr.	 8/14/93*  543	Hobbs, NM
Robert B. Gibson	 7/18/87   038	Moriarty, NM
James E. Hard		 6/24/84   271	Stanton, MN
Garry Dickson		 6/ 7/96   024	Jean, NV
George W. Powell	 7/19/97   198	Lone Pine, CA
Doug Levy		 7/20/97   317	Lone Pine, CA
Robert Quas              4/17/97   440	Whitwell, TN
Robert Templin           4/18/81   157	Julian, PA
James A. Zapata          7/27/00   412  Inyokern, CA
Robert W. Spielman       4/ 3/05   555  Minden, NV
Kevin R. Anderson        2/19/09   192   Marion, TN
Daniel Sazhin           4/ 7/12   563   Blairstown, NJ



* indicates that the FAI Diamond was earned prior to Aug. 1, 1971 in a 1-26.