From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected its Class of 2019 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The induction ceremony for the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place on 15 May 2019 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
The AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala is an annual black-tie event that recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.
“The 50th anniversary of the lunar landing is a fitting backdrop for this year’s class of Honorary Fellows and Fellows,” said John Langford, AIAA president. “While we always celebrate what—and who—came before us, as aerospace professionals we are always looking ahead to the next challenge. Because of the dedication, leadership and vision of these new inductees, the aerospace industry is moving forward by leaps and bounds. AIAA offers our sincere admiration for their hard work and congratulates the members of the 2019 Class on their achievements.”
Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics.
AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
In 1933, Orville Wright became AIAA’s first Honorary Fellow. Today, AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows are the most respected names in the aerospace industry. For more information on AIAA’s Honors Program, or the AIAA Honorary Fellows or Fellows Program, please contact Patricia A. Carr at 703.264.7523 or email@example.com.
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