2021 Howard Hughes Memorial Trophy Presentation

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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.

Recent Award Recipients

winners tom hanks
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: 2021 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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