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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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 and Exposition. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Paul B MacCready
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For imagination, perseverance, and technological genius in development of the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross, thereby demonstrating the feasibility of human-powered flight, and enhancing the image of the aerospace profession