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Captain Mark Prior Honored by Royal Aeronautical Society

November 08, 2013

Bristow’s Global Operational Standards Manager Mark Prior received the 2013 Rotorcraft Specialist Group Award and the Alan Marsh Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society. The awards were presented in recognition of Prior’s continuous series of contributions, and the standards in which he has been instrumental in setting, in relation to flight safety based around flight test and regulatory improvement.

Prior received the awards at the Society’s headquarters in London on November 6 before the annual Brabazon lecture.

Prior to his current position, he served as a Bristow test pilot for nearly 11 years and in the Royal Air Force for 19 years, including six years as an experimental test pilot.

“The Alan Marsh Medal is well-deserved recognition of a lifetime of exceptional safety achievement and service by Capt. Prior. We’re so fortunate to have Mark’s caliber of expertise and experience on the Bristow team.”

“The Alan Marsh Medal is well-deserved recognition of a lifetime of exceptional safety achievement and service by Capt. Prior. We’re so fortunate to have Mark’s caliber of expertise and experience on the Bristow team. We salute him not just for his past accomplishments, but for his ongoing commitment to enhancing the safety of our operations into the future,” says Vice President and Chief Safety Officer Steve Predmore.

Established in 1866 to advance the science and engineering of aeronautics, the Royal Aeronautical Society now has 67 international branches and is the world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. It has honored outstanding achievers in aerospace since 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright came to London to receive the society’s first gold medal.