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the Art, Sport
& Science of Aviation.

The NAA is a federally recognized 501c3 whose mission is to oversee the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation and space flight. The NAA achieves this by fostering opportunities to participate fully in aviation activities and promoting public understanding of the importance of aviation and space flight in the United States.

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The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), founded in 1905, is the oldest US aviation club. A non-profit 501(c)(3) and a founding member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), NAA is dedicated to advancing aviation art, sport, and science in the US. Covering everything from skydiving to commercial airlines, NAA maintains US aviation records.

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The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the mission of promoting the art, sport and science of aviation and space flight. While there are several ways to show your support of NAA and America’s aviation community — through membership, attending events and nominations for awards — donations in support of NAA’s mission are always welcomed.

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Air Sport Organizations (ASOs) embody America’s diverse flying disciplines. With nearly half a million members across the U.S., they encompass activities ranging from aerobatics, aeromodeling, and ballooning, to gliding, helicopters, ultralights, and parachuting.

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May 14, 2024

Irene Trowell-Harris to Receive Stinson Trophy

History-making Trailblazer Earns NAA Recognition for Enduring Impact on Aviation. Washington, D.C., May 14, 2024—The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) proudly announces that Major General Irene Trowell-Harris, USAF (Ret), is the 2023 Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy recipient. Trowell-Harris was selected for a career distinguished by groundbreaking achievements and lasting impact on aviation. Established in 1997, the Stinson Trophy stands as a beacon of honor, celebrating the achievements of legendary aviation pioneers Katherine and Marjorie Stinson. The Stinson’s, two of the first American women to earn pilot’s licenses, revolutionized aviation in 1915 by opening the Stinson School of Flying, the first...

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May 8, 2024

OSIRIS-REx Mission to Receive the Historic Collier Trophy

Tickets Now Available for the Celebration of the Greatest Achievement in Aeronautics for 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C. -May 8, 2024– The Robert J. Collier Trophy, which has been awarded by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) since 1911 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 will be awarded to the OSIRIS-REx Team at the Robert J. Collier Dinner Presented by Lockheed Martin on June 13, 2024 in Washington, D.C. In...

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March 26, 2024

OSIRIS-REx Team Earns the 2023 Robert J. Collier Trophy

Multi-Organization Team Embodies The Spirit Of Space Exploration And Innovation WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2024—It is with great pleasure that the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announces that NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) Team has earned the 2023 Robert J. Collier Award. “The NAA is proud to present this year’s Collier award to the OSIRIS-REx Team,” said Jim Albaugh, NAA Board Chair. “Their seven-year journey to an asteroid and back will help mankind better understand the universe in which we live. The complexity of this mission and the technologies applied certainly warrant this recognition.” The Robert...

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March 20, 2024

The NAA Looks to Young Professionals to Drive Innovation

Representing Diversity in the Industry, the NAA Celebrates the Inaugural Class of Aviation’s Next Generation Washington, D.C., March 20, 2024—The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is thrilled to announce the launch of a Young Professionals Committee (YPC). This new initiative will increase the diversity of experiences and drive the NAA mission. “Over 100 years after the founding of NAA, a new generation of aviation leaders is emerging,” said Sam Magill, NAA Vice Chair. “The NAA is excited to provide this group with an important platform on the national stage. We are as excited to learn from them as they are to...

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