Reed Aeronautics Award
The Reed Aeronautics Award is the highest honor an individual can receive for notable achievement in aeronautics. The award is named after Dr. Sylvanus A. Reed, the aeronautical engineer, designer, and founding member of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences in 1932. Reed was the first to develop a propeller system composed of metal rather than wood. His aluminum alloy propeller gave Jimmy Doolittle's plane the speed it needed to win the 1925 Schneider Cup race and brought the inventor much credit and many rewards. This annual award is generally presented at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Preston A Henne
- Entry: 1
- Category: Premier Award
- AIAA Citation: For exemplary leadership in the development, design, testing and certification of major airplane programs and significant contributions to supersonic boom mitigation.