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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Thank You for Considering Advancing Your AIAA Membership to AIAA Honorary Fellow

    AIAA Honorary Fellow Nomination Forms are due 15 June.
    AIAA Honorary Reference Forms are due 15 July.


    AIAA Constitution 3.2
    Honorary Fellows are persons of eminence in aeronautics or astronautics, recognized by a long and highly contributive career in the arts, sciences, or technology thereof.


    AIAA Section 2.2
    Honorary Fellows may be nominated from the ranks of the Fellows by any Honorary Fellow or Fellow in good standing and shall be elected by the Board. Self-nominations are not permitted. The names of not more than 4 nominees deemed the most worthy of the Honorary Fellow honor shall be recommended to the Board for election each year, although no more than 3 nominees may be from the same country. The manner in which Honorary Fellows are recommended to and selected by the Board shall be established by the Board from time to time and specified in the Board’s published policies and procedures and amended from time to time.


    Honorary Fellow Nomination Requirements


    Honorary Fellow Nomination Form


    Honorary Fellow Reference Form


    All forms must be emailed to Confirmation emails will be sent to the nominator upon receipt and verification of the nomination form and reference form.

    Important Dates

    • January 2017: Announcement of new Honorary Fellows, Class of 2017 (Following approval by the AIAA Council of Directors and Board of Trustees)
    • 2 May 2017: Class of 2017 Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner, Washington, DC
    • 3 May 2017: AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Washington, DC
    • 15 June 2017: Nomination Forms due to
    • 15 July 2017: Reference Forms due to
    • January 2018: Announcement of new Honorary Fellows, Class of 2018 (Following approval by the AIAA Council of Directors and Board of Trustees)


    If you have any questions, please contact Patricia A. Carr, Program Manager, Recognition Programs, at, or 703.264.7523.