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Nominations sought for Collier, Wright TrophiesNominations sought for Collier, Wright Trophies

The National Aeronautic Association has issued a call for nominations for two of the prestigious awards it presents annually to identify and recognize those who have contributed to the “art, sport and science of aviation and space flight in the United States.”

Nominations will be taken from Jan. 1 to 31 for the Robert J. Collier Trophy. The honor is awarded annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year."

Companies, entities, or individuals based in the United States or a foreign subsidiary doing the development and manufacturing of aerospace products in the United States are eligible to be nominees for the award, which is presented at NAA's Annual Collier Trophy Dinner in May or June each year.

Nominations will be accepted from Jan. 1 to March 31 for the Katharine Wright Memorial Trophy. The award was established in 1981 by Gates Learjet Corp. and is presented annually “to an individual who has contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time."

The presentation occurs at NAA's Annual Fall Awards Dinner, which is usually in November or December each year.

For more information email the NAA or contact Stephanie Berry at 703/416-4888, ext. 104.

The nonprofit NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space. The organization encompasses all areas of flight from skydiving and models to commercial airlines, military aircraft, and space flight.

Topics: Awards and Records

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