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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

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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

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Aero Club Hands Spruce Goose Title to Evergreen Aviation Museum

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On November 7, five days after the 68th anniversary of the only flight of the Hughes Flying Boat, the Aero Club of Southern California handed over title to the Spruce Goose to the Evergreen Aviation Museum which bought the aircraft after it was evicted from its dome alongside the Queen Mary.

The ceremony capped the final chapter of the long-running dispute over the remaining balance of monies owed the Club under the agreements of sale originally signed in 1992.

First Vice President Nissen Davis, General Counsel Bob Lyon, and treasurer Art McAllister were on hand to represent the Aero Club.

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Apollo Astronaut Jim Lovell to receive 2015 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

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James A, Lovell, Jr. has been selected by the Aero Club of Southern California to receive the 2015 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.

Lovell will receive his Award at a banquet at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Lovell, a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, is most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.

Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. He is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to have flown there twice without making a landing. He was also the first person to fly in space four times.

In the Navy, Lovell specialized in all-weather aircraft carrier night flying and served as program manager for the F4H Phantom fighter. In 1962 NASA selected him to serve in the second group of astronauts for the Gemini program

Previous recipients of the award, in chronological order, are 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 and Elon Musk.