F. E. Newbold V/STOL Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2020 – 1 July 2020
The F. E. Newbold V/STOL Award is presented to recognize outstanding creative contributions to the advancement and realization of powered lift flight in one or more of the following areas: initiation, definition and/or management of key V/STOL programs; development of enabling technologies including critical methodology; program engineering and design; and/or other relevant related activities or combinations thereof which have advanced the science of powered lift flight. This award is generally presented every 30 months in conjunction with the International Powered Lift Conference. The next award will be presented at the IPLC 2020 in San Jose, CA in January 2020. Please visit: https://vtol.org/events/transformative-vertical-flight-2020 for more information. Nomination Deadline: 1 July
Mr Justin D PainesJoby AviationAwardedAward: For his leading role in the development of the revolutionary STOVL Flight Control System for the Joint Strike Fighter
Mr. Paul ShumpertAwardedAIAA Citation: For four decades of service to advance the propulsion enabling technologies for VTOL, STOL, and STOVL aircraft, with outstanding creative contributions to the advancement of propulsion lift system.
William J LewisRolls Royce LTDAwardedAIAA Citation: “For over 30 years of leadership and advocacy of supersonic V/STOL aircraft within Rolls-Royce and throughout the US/UK aerospace industry.”
Dr James A FranklinAwardedAIAA Citation: For over 40 years of substantive research contributions to the art and science of the dynamics, control and flying qualities of powered-lift aircraft.
Mr. Ralph HooperAwardedAIAA Citation: For developing the initial conceptual design of the P.1127 and leading the design and development effort of the Harrier, the world’s first successful V/STOL aircraft.
Dr Barnes W McCormickPennsylvania State UniversityAwarded
Mr. Samuel B Wilson IIIAVID LLCAwarded
Troy M GaffyAwarded
Richard E KuhnAwarded
Gordon LewisAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition as one of the world’s most influential figures in aero gas turbines with significant involvement in the development of the Pegasus engine for the Harrier
Dr Paul M BevilaquaAwardedAIAA Citation: For 25 years of contributions in V/STOL technology including the invention and large scale demonstration of a new propulsion system for supersonic STOVL aircraft
Dr William J ScheurenAdv Res Projects AgencyAwardedAIAA Citation: For 25 years of major contributions to the AV-8A Harrier aircraft, the V-22 Osprey program and the ARPA STOVL/CTOL CALF Technology Demonstration Program
Harold W BlotAwardedAIAA Citation: Under his determined and insightful leadership, the AV-8B Harrier was introduced into the USMC force structure, and the V22 Osprey tilt rotor technology was developed. His technical and managerial skills uniquely advanced VSTOL flight