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Wright Brothers Lecture in Aeronautics Award

The Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics commemorates the accomplishment of the Wright Brothers in creating the first practical airplane and also recognizes the success of their approach to problem solving - beginning with study of the literature, and including innovative thinking, constructive debate, systematic testing, and teamwork. In particular, the Wright Brothers Lectureship is awarded for the recent accomplishment of a significant "First in Aeronautical Engineering". The lecture will highlight the details of the accomplishment and the approaches to meeting both the technical and programmatic challenges involved. The lecturer will be invited to write an article for publication in the AIAA Journal of Aircraft. The Lecture is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October of the even year prior to the lecture.
  • Full Name: Edmund T Allen
  • Category: Lecture
  • AIAA Citation: "Flight Testing for Performance and Stablity"