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Clay Lacy Receives Howard Hughes Memorial Award

A capacity audience celebrated Clay Lacy’s receipt of the Aero Club’s Howard Hughes Memorial Award at the Club’s annual gala banquet in February at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. Lacy, one of the world’s most experienced pilots and a widely known business innovator and philanthropist, became the 33rd aviation leader to be honored with […]

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Club Ends 2011 with Awards, Election & Scaled Composites Review

“We want to put lots of people into space, cheaply,” Aero Club members were told at their final meeting of 2011 by the chief engineer of one of the world’s most innovative aerospace companies. Ben Daichun, vice president of engineering of Mojave-based Scaled Composites, described the objective of his company’s SpaceShip Two program at the […]

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September Meeting

At a dinner meeting in mid-September, members got a preview look at the region’s newest aviation museum, now in its final stages of construction at the Santa Monica Airport. Executive Director Dan Ryan told the Aero Club visitors that the $3.8 million Museum of Flying, scheduled to open to the public later this year, will […]

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Long Beach Sets Events for Flight Centennial

When Aero Club members visited Long Beach Airport (LGB) in June to see work being done on new passenger facilities, they learned that a series of events would be held in that city this year to celebrate Long Beach’s 100 years as an aviation center. Club member Leon Blum, who handles public affairs for LGB, […]

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