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2018 Howard Hughes Memorial Award Banquet

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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 the world’s first successful spacewalk – extra-vehicular activity (EVA), and on July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world.

Since retiring from NASA and the U.S. Air Force, Col. Aldrin has become a bestselling author, speaker, and a Global Statesman for Space.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: February 13, 2019
Time: Reception – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Dinner and presentation – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
Attire: Business
Parking: Included

2019 Scholarship Banquet and November Networking Night

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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 Aero Club members
  • Great Buffet
  • Hosted wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Event details:
  • Member Cost: $40
  • Non Member Cost: $50

Venue:
Flight Path Museum and Learning Center
6661 Imperial Hwy
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Time: 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm

We hope to see you there!

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2018 Scholarship Banquet

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2018 SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET

THE PROUD BIRD RESTAURANT AT LAX

Saturday, September 22, 2018, Reception 6 PM, Dinner at 7PM

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 other highly qualified students for our scholarship program.

GUEST SPEAKER: Our speaker this year is the highly regarded Dr. Charles Radovich, Associate Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Practice, and the Director, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Instruction Labs at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Ca. Dr. Radovich will tell us about the changing face of the typical undergraduate engineer as well as his experience with wind tunnel testing, SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, commercial truck aerodynamics and advising student teams.

Dinner – Guest Speaker – Open Forum
Place: Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX

Address:
Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310)670-3093

Attire: Business Casual

Cost: $50/Person For Buffet Dinner.  You may send your check to the Aero Club of Southern California c/o Bob Smith at PO Box 91014, Los Angeles Ca. 90009.

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Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Receives 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

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2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award Registration. Aero Club of Southern California honoree Marillyn Hewson, center. Photo credit: Joshua Barash

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson was honored on February 7 by the Aero Club of Southern California as the 39th recipient of the Howard Hughes Memorial Award.

“Marillyn joins a distinguished group of aerospace leaders,” said Aero Club president John Stammreich. “She exemplifies the spirit of this award through her bold leadership and significant contributions to driving innovation in aerospace.”

“I am honored to represent the 100,000 men and women of Lockheed Martin whose drive and ingenuity have defined new eras in flight,” said Hewson. “The award is made even more special by the long and distinguished list of past awardees – men and women who have reshaped the future by what they have done in the skies and in space.”

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Marillyn Hewson to receive 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

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Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will receive the 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial Award from the Aero Club of Southern California.

An F-35 Lightning II, from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., receives fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker from the 151st Air Fueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard. The 151st Air Refueling Wing routinely supports air operations across the western United States.

She is pictured above with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defense missions.

Established in 1978 by the Hughes family, the Award is presented annually to an aerospace leader whose accomplishments have contributed significantly to the advancement of aviation or space technology.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Ms. Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago as an industrial engineer. She has held several operational leadership positions, including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin; and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services.

Ms. Hewson will receive her award at a banquet at the Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, on February 7, 2018.
Previous recipients are, in chronological order, Jack Northrop, Jimmy Doolittle, Pat Hyland, Bob Six, Kelly Johnson, Chuck Yeager, Ed Heinemann, Barry Goldwater Sr., Pete Conrad, Allen Paulson, Si Ramo, Jack Real, Ben Rich, Clifton Moore, Lee Atwood, Harry Wetzel, Bobbi Trout, Tom Jones, Allen Puckett, Paul MacCready, John Brizendine, Willis Hawkins, Sam Iacobellis, Kent Kresa, Neil Armstrong, Frank Robinson, Burt Rutan, Eileen Collins, James Albaugh, Ron Sugar, Bob Hoover, Fred Smith, Clay Lacy, Steven Udvar-Hazy, Edward Stone, Elon Musk, Jim Lovell and Wes Bush.

The Aero Club is a 501 (3) (c) tax-exempt charity, with proceeds going toward the Club’s STEM scholarship programs. The media contact is Nissen Davis at [email protected], tel. 310-729-6510

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2017 Scholarship Gala Dinner Announcement

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JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF WINNERS!!

Last year, the Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX was closed for renovations. We have waited over a year to have our SECOND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Sit-down Gala Dinner for our Aero Club of Southern California Scholarship Winners at this beautiful new venue.

Be a Witness to History!  Once again, all of our 2017 ACSC Scholarship Award Winners can be here to celebrate with their Families and Friends!

GUEST SPEAKER: Four-Star Air Force General and Retired NASA Astronaut Kevin Chilton

JOIN US on Saturday, September 23, 2017

The General Doolittle Banquet Room
The Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX

Purchase your Tickets Here >

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DAWN Mission Chief Scientist Remarks

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Dr. Marc Rayman, Chief JPL Scientist for the DAWN Interplanetary Mission spoke Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The Dinner Meeting was held at the Flight Path Learning Center & Museum.

Dr. Marc Rayman

The JPL Dawn Mission to the Asteroid belt won the highly prestigious Collier award as the most significant American Aerospace Achievement in 2015.

Launched by NASA in September 2007 with the mission of studying two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid beltVesta and Ceres. It is currently in orbit about its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres.

Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial bodies, the first spacecraft to visit either Vesta or Ceres, and also the first to visit a dwarf planet, arriving at Ceres in March 2015.

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Northrop Grumman Chairman Wes Bush to receive 2016 Howard Hughes Memorial Award from Aero Club

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Los Angeles, CA  – Wes Bush, chairman, CEO and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security, has been selected by the Aero Club of Southern California to receive its 2016 Howard Hughes Memorial Award. 

Established in 1978 by the Hughes family, the Award is presented annually to an aerospace leader whose accomplishments have contributed significantly to the advancement of aviation or space technology.

Bush will receive his Award at a banquet at the Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Previous recipients of the award are, in chronological order, Jack Northrop, Jimmy Doolittle, Pat Hyland, Bob Six, Kelly Johnson, Chuck Yeager, Ed Heinemann, Barry Goldwater Sr., Pete Conrad, Allen Paulson, Si Ramo, Jack Real, Ben Rich, Clifton Moore, Lee Atwood, Harry Wetzel, Bobbi Trout, Tom Jones, Allen Puckett, Paul MacCready, John Brizendine, Willis Hawkins, Sam Iacobellis, Kent Kresa, Neil Armstrong, Frank Robinson, Burt Rutan, Eileen Collins, James Albaugh, Ron Sugar, Bob Hoover, Fred Smith, Clay Lacy, Steven Udvar-Hazy, Edward Stone, Elon Musk and Jim Lovell.

Bush was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 2009, named chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman in 2010 and assumed the role of chairman in 2011. He previously served as president and chief operating officer.

Earlier he served as president of the company’s Space Technology sector and as corporate vice president and CFO. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he served as president and CEO for TRW’s UK-based Global Aeronautical Systems.

Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer and served in engineering, program management and business development roles in the Space & Electronics business. Prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.

The Aero Club is a 501 (3) (c) tax-exempt charity, with proceeds going toward the Club’s STEM scholarship programs. The media contact is Nissen Davis at [email protected], tel. 310-729-6510