2022 Howard Hughes Memorial Award – Harrison Ford

The Aero Club of Southern California is proud to honor legendary hero, both on and off-screen, Harrison Ford with the prestigious 43rd annual Howard Hughes Memorial Award. Ford will be presented the award during a live ceremony event on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles at the California Science Center Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle […]

2021 Howard Hughes Memorial Award – Richard “Dick” Rutan

Dick Rutan

A retired United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot, test pilot, and record-breaking aviator who in 1986 piloted the Voyager aircraft on the first non-stop, non-refueled around-the-world flight. President Ronald Reagan awarded Dick and Burt Rutan the Presidential Citizens Medal. He served the Air Force as a Tactical Air Command fighter pilot in Vietnam, […]

2019 Howard Hughes Memorial Award – Captain “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. Born in Denison, Texas, Sullenberger pursued his childhood […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

2016 Howard Hughes Awards Dinner Event Photos

Aeroclub of Southern California Howard Hughes Memorial Award 2016

Event photos from the recent Howard Hughes Award dinner on February 1, 2017 have been posted to our online photo gallery. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”accent-color” hover_text_color_override=”#fff” size=”medium” url=”http://www.joshuabarashphotography.com/2016hhma/” text=”See Photos Here” color_override=””]

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 […]

Commander Jim Lovell Receives 2015 Howard Hughes Memorial Trophy

The 2015 Howard Hughes Memorial Trophy was awarded to Commander Jim Lovell. Actor Tom Hanks, who famously portrayed Lovell in the film Apollo 13, presented Commander Lovell with the award. [button color=”accent-color” hover_text_color_override=”#fff” size=”medium” url=”/photo-gallery/” text=”See More Photos” color_override=””]

Apollo Astronaut Jim Lovell to receive 2015 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

Jim Lovell

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 […]