Chanute Flight Test Award
This award honors Octave Chanute, pioneer aeronautical investigator. Originally the Octave Chanute Award from 1939 to 1976, the award was presented for an outstanding contribution made by a pilot or test personnel to the advancement of the art, science, and technology of aeronautics. The award was renamed in 1978 to the Chanute Flight Award, but discontinued in 2005. It was reactivated in 2010 as the Chanute Flight Test Award to recognize significant lifetime achievements in the advancement of the art, science, and technology of flight test engineering. The award is scheduled to be presented at the 2017 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October 2016
- Full Name: Raymond L McPherson
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For twenty-six years of flight testing Boeing Company military and civilian airplanes culminating in his contributions as Project Test Pilot of the YC-14, a unique STOL transport airplane