A fifth-generation Wasco County resident and Columbia Gorge Community College instructor has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest honor. Mike Davis is a professor of autonomous flight at CGCC and life-long pilot. The FAA based its decision on nominations from commercial airline pilots and others who have worked with Davis through the years. The award recognizes professionalism, skill and aviation expertise spanning at least a half-century of civilian and military service. Davis has a Commercial Pilot’s Certificate, with instrument rating for single and multi-engine aircraft. In addition to his faculty roles at Columbia Gorge Community College as an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and business instructor, Davis directs Aero Drone Corporation, a UAS training center, from his family ranch near Tygh Valley. Davis is on the Wasco County Planning Commission.