The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a founding member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). Founded in 1905, it is the oldest national aviation club in the United States. NAA is "dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation in the United States." The scope of NAA encompasses all areas of flight — from skydiving and models to commercial airlines and military fighters. NAA is the record-keeper for United States aviation.
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Four Aerospace Projects and Accomplishments to Compete
for the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy

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Save the Date

Spring Awards Dinner
March 14, 2017, Crystal Gateway Marriott
Featuring the presentation of the FAI Gold Space Medal and the announcement of the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy recipient
Registration Now Open through March 8

April Luncheon
April 20, 2017, Crystal Gateway Marriott
Featuring Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, the authors of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission
Registration Opens March 9

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Angela Gittens to Receive the 2017 Henderson Trophy

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Lt Col Christine Mau Selected as Recipient of 2016 Stinson Trophy

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Awards & Trophies

Awards & Trophies

For almost the entire history of powered flight, NAA has been the caretaker of many of the nation's and the world's most prestigious aviation awards. Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and space flight."

NAA's awards program recognizes outstanding achievements across the entire spectrum of aviation from air sports such as Hot Air Ballooning to the most advanced technological achievements in the industry such as the International Space Station. The list of NAA award recipients represents a Who's Who of aviation and space - the best, the brightest, the most innovative.

Anyone can nominate a worthy candidate for our awards; just check the nominations guidelines listed for each award.

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Air Sports & FAI

Air Sports & FAI

There are many different disciplines of flying that are represented by a variety of Air Sport Organizations (ASOs), which are the heart and soul of aviation in America. Nearly half a million people belong to ASOs in the United States, representing aerobatics, aeromodeling, ballooning, gliding, helicopters, ultralights and parachuting.

Part of NAA's mission is to encourage the sport of aviation. NAA recognizes the ASOs as the official governing bodies for their respective air sports, each of which belongs to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) through their affiliation with NAA. The FAI is the world air sports federation which oversees all air sport activity throughout the world, setting up world championship competitions and keeping world records in all disciplines. NAA is a founding member of FAI.

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Records

Records

Ever since the Wright Brothers first lifted off in Kitty Hawk more than 100 years ago, pilots have tried to fly higher, faster and farther than their predecessors. Since 1905, NAA has been encouraging pilots to accomplish those feats.

The Contest & Records Department of NAA oversees and certifies aviation records in the United States, serving exclusively as the national authority for all aviation record-setting activity. The database of current national a world records is posted in this section.

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