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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. Michael Pelehach
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For success as Design and Project Director of the F-14 Tomcat carrier-based fighter, and in recognition of a long and distinguished career with leadership contributions to the design of the OV-1 Mohawk, E-2C Hawkeye, A-6 Intruder, EA-6B Prowler and the X-29 Technology Demonstrator Aircraft