Mechanics & Control of Flight Award
The Mechanics and Control of Flight Award is presented for an outstanding recent technical or scientific contribution by an individual in the mechanics, guidance, or control of flight in space or the atmosphere. This award is normally given to an individual. However a small team of colleagues (nominally two to four) that have collaborated on a technical contribution may be considered for the award. In this case, the nomination package shuld be submitted for the team of individuals.
This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum.
Nomination Deadline: 1 July
- Full Name: Dr F William Nesline, Jr.
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership in pioneering the development of Observer Guidance, a unique approach to homing missile guidance that substantially increases the capability of U.S. Naval and land forces to defend themselves against all types of modern air threats