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Michael Brown Wins the Richard Collins Writing Award

The late Richard L. “Dick” Collins for whom the award is named, was a prolific aviation journalist whose career spanned 60 years, nearly half of it on the masthead of Flying magazine, including more than a decade in the 1970s through the late 1980s as editor-in-chief. Collins wrote his first aviation article in 1947 when he was just 13 years old, for Air Facts, the magazine founded by his father Leighton Collins. Richard later joined the staff of that publication full time in 1958 after serving in the U.S. Army and as chief pilot for Ben M. Hogan Co., a highway construction company based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Air Facts, the magazine relaunched by Sporty’s in 2011 as an online publication, was the starting point for such authors as Wolfgang Langewiesche, Bob Buck, Bill Mauldin and Richard Bach.


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