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The Aero Club of Southern California (ACSC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable aviation industry non-profit led by volunteer officers and Board members.

Open to everyone with an interest in aviation and aerospace, Aero Club members get unique insights into the future of air and space exploration and access to the legends who explored the unknown.

Connect with notable industry leaders, participate in sponsored tours of flight sites, and much more!

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Howard Hughes Memorial Award

The Howard Hughes Memorial Award honors individuals with outstanding career achievements in the realms of aviation and space. Sponsored by The Aero Club since 1978, the award is one of the most prestigious of its kind.

2019/2020 Howard Hughes Award Winner

Sully Sullenberger

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Sullenberger is a safety expert, speaker, and author. He still flies privately.

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Recent Award Recipients

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2015 Howard Hughes Award Winner

Jim Lovell

winners elon musk
2014 Howard Hughes Award Winner

Elon Musk

2012 Howard Hughes Award Winner

Steven Udvar-Hazy

FEATURED EVENT: 2018 Howard Hughes Memorial Ceremony

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Scholarships

The Aero Club’s scholarship program assists young people pursuing their aviation or aerospace goals through higher education. We’re looking for students who are passionate about a future in space and aviation studies.

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Scholarships

The Aero Club’s scholarship program assists young people pursuing their aviation or aerospace goals through higher education. We’re looking for students who are passionate about a future in space and aviation studies.

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November 23, 2019

2018 Howard Hughes Memorial Award Banquet

2018 HOWARD HUGHES MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENT: BUZZ ALDRIN Buzz Aldrin is a legendary astronaut and advocate for human space exploration. In 1966 on the Gemini 12 orbital mission, Buzz performed…
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November 22, 2019

2019 Scholarship Banquet and November Networking Night

EVENT DETAILS: November 13, 2019 Network with fellow aviation and aerospace enthusiasts Meet the aviation and aerospace professionals of the future—the winners of our annual scholarship program Business meeting for…
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September 14, 2018

2018 Scholarship Banquet

2018 SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET Come and join us as we recognize 8 outstanding High School and College students with scholarships.  $32,500 will be awarded to aerospace/aviation students who have out-competed many…
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