The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that Julie Clark has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Katharine Wright Memorial Trophy.

Clark is being honored for her significant contributions to the art and sport of aviation, the success of others and the promotion of aerospace education for more than a half-century.

Julie Clark is widely known for her 40-year airshow career as well as one of the first female pilots to fly for a major airline. Clark is an original charter member of The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21). Always going above and beyond, she contributes her knowledge and support to the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) by serving as a member of the Board, chair of the Regional Satellite Chapters, and as an Aerobatic Competency Evaluator. Additionally, Julie serves as a mentor of the EAA’s “Women Soar” program. She also personally mentors young aerobatic pilots seeking a career as an air show performer and inspires countless other young people to pursue a career in aviation.

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