National Aeronautic Association

National Aeronautic Association The National Aeronautic Association - "The Aero Club Of The United States." The National Aeronautic Association is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States.

A non-profit association, NAA is "dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation in the United States,” according to its Mission Statement. The core of the organization is its members; thousands of individuals, organizations, and corporations representing all segments of American aviation. NAA encompasses all areas of flight from skydiving and models to commercial airlines, military aircraft, and spaceflight.

On October 12, 1925, Cyrus Bettis won the Pulitzer Trophy Race and the Pulitzer Trophy. During the race, Bettis flew a C...
10/12/2021

On October 12, 1925, Cyrus Bettis won the Pulitzer Trophy Race and the Pulitzer Trophy. During the race, Bettis flew a Curtiss R3C1, 248.97 mph. The Pulitzer Trophy was first awarded by NAA to winners of the Pulitzer Trophy Race, which was held in conjunction with the National Air Races from 1920 to 1925. Bettis also won the Mackay Trophy with James H. Doolittle that same year for winning the Schneider and Pulitzer Races.

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Congratulations to Minnesota teacher, Caroline Little, who was named as the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2021 A. Sco...
10/12/2021

Congratulations to Minnesota teacher, Caroline Little, who was named as the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year! https://www.nationalaviation.org/8454-2/

Congratulations to Minnesota teacher, Caroline Little, who was named as the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year! https://www.nationalaviation.org/8454-2/

Happy International #DayoftheGirl!
10/11/2021

Happy International #DayoftheGirl!

Happy International #DayoftheGirl!

On this day in 1912, Henry "Hap" Arnold flew in a reconnaissance competition over Virginia. The course was structured in...
10/09/2021

On this day in 1912, Henry "Hap" Arnold flew in a reconnaissance competition over Virginia. The course was structured in a triangular shape where pilots flew from College Park, to Washington Barracks, to Forty Myers, Virginia, and then back to College Park. During this flight, Arnold piloted a 40-horsepower Wright Model B biplane. For this feat, Arnold was given the NAA's first Mackay Trophy which is annually awarded for the "most meritorious flight of the year" by an Air Force person, persons, or organization. This was the beginning of Hap Arnold's long friendship with the NAA as he would go on to win the 1934 Mackay Trophy and the 1942 Collier Trophy.

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On this day in 1912, Henry "Hap" Arnold flew in a reconnaissance competition over Virginia. The course was structured in a triangular shape where pilots flew from College Park, to Washington Barracks, to Forty Myers, Virginia, and then back to College Park. During this flight, Arnold piloted a 40-horsepower Wright Model B biplane. For this feat, Arnold was given the NAA's first Mackay Trophy which is annually awarded for the "most meritorious flight of the year" by an Air Force person, persons, or organization. This was the beginning of Hap Arnold's long friendship with the NAA as he would go on to win the 1934 Mackay Trophy and the 1942 Collier Trophy.

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Many thanks to our amazing Collier Dinner Sponsors! 👏Don't forget to reserve your spot for the Collier Dinner! Register ...
10/08/2021

Many thanks to our amazing Collier Dinner Sponsors! 👏
Don't forget to reserve your spot for the Collier Dinner! Register here: https://naa.aero/events/upcoming-events

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Many thanks to our amazing Collier Dinner Sponsors! 👏
Don't forget to reserve your spot for the Collier Dinner! Register here: https://naa.aero/events/upcoming-events

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👏Please give us a hand in congratulating the 2021 Public Benefit Flying Award recipients! These awards were created to h...
10/07/2021

👏Please give us a hand in congratulating the 2021 Public Benefit Flying Award recipients! These awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and organizations engaged in flying to help others, as well as those supporting such work. https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

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👏Please give us a hand in congratulating the 2021 Public Benefit Flying Award recipients! These awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and organizations engaged in flying to help others, as well as those supporting such work. https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

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NAA is pleased to announce that Shelly Simi has been named the recipient of the 2021 #BrewerTrophy, awarded for signific...
10/06/2021

NAA is pleased to announce that Shelly Simi has been named the recipient of the 2021 #BrewerTrophy, awarded for significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the U.S. We look forward to honoring Shelly at the Fall Awards Dinner on December 6! View the press release: https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

NAA is pleased to announce that Shelly Simi has been named the recipient of the 2021 #BrewerTrophy, awarded for significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the U.S. We look forward to honoring Shelly at the Fall Awards Dinner on December 6! View the press release: https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

Do you know what aircraft then Vice President Richard Nixon is holding? Here is a hint: the United States Air Force, Cla...
10/05/2021

Do you know what aircraft then Vice President Richard Nixon is holding? Here is a hint: the United States Air Force, Clarence Kelly Johnson of Lockheed Martin, Neil Burgess, Gerhard Neumann, and GE were awarded NAA’s 1958 Collier Trophy for their work on it!✈ Comment below!

Do you know what aircraft then Vice President Richard Nixon is holding? Here is a hint: the United States Air Force, Clarence Kelly Johnson of Lockheed Martin, Neil Burgess, Gerhard Neumann, and GE were awarded NAA’s 1958 Collier Trophy for their work on it!✈ Comment below!

NAA mourns the passing of former Corporate Angel Network, Inc. Chairman, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation President & ...
10/04/2021

NAA mourns the passing of former Corporate Angel Network, Inc. Chairman, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation President & CEO, NAA board member, Distinguished Statesman of Aviation, and FAI - World Air Sports Federation record holder Randall Greene. Greene's contributions to aviation were immense & his legacy will never be forgotten.

NAA mourns the passing of former Corporate Angel Network, Inc. Chairman, Safe Flight Instrument Corporation President & CEO, NAA board member, Distinguished Statesman of Aviation, and FAI - World Air Sports Federation record holder Randall Greene. Greene's contributions to aviation were immense & his legacy will never be forgotten.

“There is always good flying weather at that altitude. You are up there above all this dust, haze, smoke and all the stu...
10/02/2021

“There is always good flying weather at that altitude. You are up there above all this dust, haze, smoke and all the stuff we have in the air down here. It’s just beautiful anywhere above 70,000 feet with that clear blue sky. And you can’t believe the nights. There isn’t room for one more star.” – Thomas B. Estes on flying the SR-71.

Thomas B. Estes and Dewain C. Vick were awarded the 1971 Mackay Trophy “for their operation of an SR-71 aircraft which established new world records for duration and distance covered, thereby proving the extended supersonic reconnaissance capability of this aircraft.” Vick and Estes flew the SR-71 for 10 hours and 30 minutes with a normal cruising range of Mach 3 and an altitude of 80,000 ft.. The 1971 NAA press release stated, “The results achieved were believed to be unattainable even by the designer and builder of the SR-71 (Lockheed Martin).”

Estes and Vick echoed each other in how in sync they had to fly the aircraft. “We even know how each other thinks,” Vick stated. Estes confirmed this, “I hear a grunt from him and I know exactly what he means.”

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Checkout this article on Barbara Walters-Phillips! Barbara Walters-Phillips won NAA’s Katharine Wright Trophy in 2019 fo...
10/02/2021
Young Eagles program inspires next generation of aviators

Checkout this article on Barbara Walters-Phillips! Barbara Walters-Phillips won NAA’s Katharine Wright Trophy in 2019 for “her career and contributions as a pilot, mentor, community advocate, and educator; inspiring countless youth and fellow teachers with her aviation education programs.”✈️

“Every kid wants to go fast. Every kid wants to climb high. Every kid wants to do something new and exciting."

09/30/2021
Jackie Cochran FAI Distance Record

On September 18, 1961 Jackie Cochran set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Distance Over a Closed Course of 1,346.37 miles in a T-38 while flying as a consultant to Northrop Corporation. She would set eight world records flying the T-38 in September and August of 1961. Cochran was first taught to fly jet aircraft by Chuck Yeager (the first person to break the sound barrier) in the late 1940s. Upon their first meeting, she told Yeager, “I'm a damned good pilot. If I were a man, I would've been a war ace like you." The pair became fast friends and Yeager was present during many of her record breaking flights at Northrop Corporation.

The NAA awarded Cochran the Clifford W. Henderson Trophy in 1963 which is given to those “whose vision, leadership or skill made a significant and lasting contribution to the promotion and advancement of aviation and aerospace in the United States.” During her career, Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier (for which Yeager was also present), win the Bendix Trophy, exceed Mach 2, and was the first female president of the FAI serving from 1958 to 1960. Cochran also served as Director of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program during World War II which mobilized women to aid in the war effort. At the time of her death in 1980, she held more speed, distance, and altitude records than any other pilot in history.

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NAA applauds Bombardier's commitment to using #SAF while touring the Global 7500 and Challenger 350 through several Euro...
09/28/2021
Bombardier’s Flagship Global 7500 and Best-selling Challenger 350 Business Jets on Display in Europe

NAA applauds Bombardier's commitment to using #SAF while touring the Global 7500 and Challenger 350 through several European countries. The showcase has begun in Germany and will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Denmark before wrapping up in Sweden on October 5. https://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/news/bombardiers-flagship-global-7500-and-best-selling-challenger-350-business-jets-display-europe

Bombardier is pleased to announce that two of its leading business jets, the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft and the super mid-size market leader Challenger 350 aircraft, are on a tour of several European countries.

NAA is pleased to announce our "Class of 2021" Distinguished Statesmen & Stateswomen of Aviation! The award honors outst...
09/27/2021

NAA is pleased to announce our "Class of 2021" Distinguished Statesmen & Stateswomen of Aviation! The award honors outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over an extended period of years, have made contributions of significant value to aeronautics. https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

NAA is pleased to announce our "Class of 2021" Distinguished Statesmen & Stateswomen of Aviation! The award honors outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over an extended period of years, have made contributions of significant value to aeronautics. https://naa.aero/news/news-archives

Registration is now open for the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner, honoring the 2020 recipient Garmin Aviation's Autoland...
09/27/2021

Registration is now open for the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner, honoring the 2020 recipient Garmin Aviation's Autoland! We hope that you can join us on November 4 to celebrate "... the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America."

Thank you to our amazing event sponsors: Elliott Aviation, FlightSafety International, and Rolls-Royce plc!

https://naa.aero/events/upcoming-events

Registration is now open for the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner, honoring the 2020 recipient Garmin Aviation's Autoland! We hope that you can join us on November 4 to celebrate "... the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America."

Thank you to our amazing event sponsors: Elliott Aviation, FlightSafety International, and Rolls-Royce plc!

https://naa.aero/events/upcoming-events

Who sparked your love for aviation? Who inspires you? Tell us in the comments below! 👇✈️🚀#aviation #history #inspiration
09/26/2021

Who sparked your love for aviation? Who inspires you? Tell us in the comments below! 👇✈️🚀

#aviation #history #inspiration

Who sparked your love for aviation? Who inspires you? Tell us in the comments below! 👇✈️🚀

#aviation #history #inspiration

Have you missed any of the NAA and NAHF’s past aviation webinars? Check them out on National Aviation Hall of Fame’s You...
09/25/2021
Aerospace Education: Inspiring the Workforce of Tomorrow (December 10, 2020)

Have you missed any of the NAA and NAHF’s past aviation webinars? Check them out on National Aviation Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel!✈️🚀

Aerospace Education: Inspiring the Workforce of Tomorrow (December 10, 2020)Panelists include- 2011 NAHF Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year Shella Cond...

For Hispanic Heritage Month, NAA spotlights Ellen Ochoa- NAA’s 2020 Stinson Trophy Recipient!🏆👩🏽‍🚀 After serving as a re...
09/25/2021

For Hispanic Heritage Month, NAA spotlights Ellen Ochoa- NAA’s 2020 Stinson Trophy Recipient!🏆👩🏽‍🚀 After serving as a research engineer at Sandia National Laboratories and the NASA Ames Research Center, Ochoa was selected for astronaut training at NASA in 1990. She went on to become the first Hispanic woman to go to space, completing four shuttle missions and logging more than 900 hours in space.

in 2007, she became Deputy Center Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She served in that role for six years before becoming the first Hispanic Director and second woman Director of the center. As Director, Ochoa helped maximize use of the International Space Station and develop the Orion spacecraft for future missions.

Ochoa has given more than 300 presentations focusing on the importance of education in STEM topics. Her reputation is that of a tireless advocate of science and STEM education, always willing to step up to share her experiences and deliver words of inspiration in support of science and engineering.

Ochoa said of being awarded the Stinson Trophy, “It’s such an honor to be recognized by NAA and particularly for an award named after two pioneering women. The Stinsons and other groundbreaking women in aviation and space paved the way for me to be able to contribute to the amazing endeavor of human space flight – and to inspire girls to reach for the stars.”🪐🚀

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For Hispanic Heritage Month, NAA spotlights Ellen Ochoa- NAA’s 2020 Stinson Trophy Recipient!🏆👩🏽‍🚀 After serving as a research engineer at Sandia National Laboratories and the NASA Ames Research Center, Ochoa was selected for astronaut training at NASA in 1990. She went on to become the first Hispanic woman to go to space, completing four shuttle missions and logging more than 900 hours in space.

in 2007, she became Deputy Center Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She served in that role for six years before becoming the first Hispanic Director and second woman Director of the center. As Director, Ochoa helped maximize use of the International Space Station and develop the Orion spacecraft for future missions.

Ochoa has given more than 300 presentations focusing on the importance of education in STEM topics. Her reputation is that of a tireless advocate of science and STEM education, always willing to step up to share her experiences and deliver words of inspiration in support of science and engineering.

Ochoa said of being awarded the Stinson Trophy, “It’s such an honor to be recognized by NAA and particularly for an award named after two pioneering women. The Stinsons and other groundbreaking women in aviation and space paved the way for me to be able to contribute to the amazing endeavor of human space flight – and to inspire girls to reach for the stars.”🪐🚀

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On this day in 1929, James Doolittle flew the first completely blind takeoff, flight, and landing. For this flight, his ...
09/24/2021

On this day in 1929, James Doolittle flew the first completely blind takeoff, flight, and landing. For this flight, his cockpit had been enclosed with a hood making Doolittle rely solely on his instruments. Though safety pilot, Lieutenant Benjamin Scovill Kelsey, rode in the forward cockpit, Doolittle conducted the entire flight himself.✈️

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On this day in 1929, James Doolittle flew the first completely blind takeoff, flight, and landing. For this flight, his cockpit had been enclosed with a hood making Doolittle rely solely on his instruments. Though safety pilot, Lieutenant Benjamin Scovill Kelsey, rode in the forward cockpit, Doolittle conducted the entire flight himself.✈️

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