Aircraft Design Award
The Aircraft Design Award was established in 1968 and is presented to an individual or team for an original concept or career contributions leading to a significant advancement in aircraft design or design technology.
This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Mr. Elbert L Rutan
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For the conception, design, and construction of four superior performance aircraft, the Defiant, Varie-Eze, Quickie and Vari Viggne, including his innovative application of canards, winglets, fiberglass materials, and construction techniques