F. E. Newbold V/STOL Award
The F. E. Newbold V/STOL Award is presented to recognize outstanding creative contributions to the advancement and realization of powered lift flight in one or more of the following areas: initiation, definition and/or management of key V/STOL programs; development of enabling technologies including critical methodology; program engineering and design; and/or other relevant related activities or combinations thereof which have advanced the science of powered lift flight.
This award is generally presented every 30 months in conjunction with the International Powered Lift Conference. The next presentation will be in September, 2016.
Nomination Deadline: 1 October of the year preceding presentation
- Full Name: Mr. Ralph Hooper
- AIAA Citation: For developing the initial conceptual design of the P.1127 and leading the design and development effort of the Harrier, the world’s first successful V/STOL aircraft.