• International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame Inductee (2010)
  • Embry-Riddle Eagle of Excellence Award, Daytona, Florida (2009)
  • Action Maverick Award from STREB, New York  (2009)
  • Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award from Atchison, Kansas (2007)
  • Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame inductee (April 2007)
  • Embry-Riddle Wall of Fame inductee, Daytona, FL 
  • Wiley Post Commission’s 2005 Wiley Post Spirit Award recipient.  This annual award recognizes an aviation innovator and pioneer who does not receive government or large corporation’s funding. 
  • A specially created Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) Centenary Medal awarded to her for her significant personal contribution to the development of air sports and aviation (October, 2005)
  • Diplome Leonardo da Vinci, the world’s highest award in aerosports, for her unique achievements in skydiving.
  • Two-time Women’s Overall World Champion in style and accuracy parachuting (1978, 1994)
  • A total of 30 world records in parachuting. At one time held four different world records simultaneously.
  • First female member of the Army’s elite parachuting team, the Golden Knights
  • Thirty-three times U.S. Parachuting Champion
  • Three time overall women’s style and accuracy world military champion (1991, 1995, 1996)
  • Guinness World Record holder for the most parachute jumps in 24 hours by a woman – 352 jumps (November 8-9, 1995).  During this endurance test, Cheryl added an additional challenge by aiming for a five-centimeter target on each jump.  Despite the cold and wind, Cheryl hit the target a record 188 times: 104 in daytime, 84 at night.
  • Over 21,000 skydives, the most of any woman in the world
  • Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Pope Air Force Base campus.  
  • American Airline’s Captain on the Airbus 319, 320, 321. She has flown over 75 different types of aircraft, has over 23,000 flying hours.