• General J.R. "Jack" Dailey to receive 2017 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy



    The 2017 Wright Memorial Dinner will honor Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret.), Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and recipient of this year’s NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.  He is being recognized for “his courageous and dedicated service to the country and his commitment to sharing the history and technology of aviation and space flight with present and future generations.”
  • The 2017 Donald D. Engen Trophy for Aviation Excellence


    The 2017 Donald D. Engen Trophy for Aviation Excellence is awarded to Captain J. Randolph (Randy) Babbitt.

Welcome to the Aero Club of Washington

The Aero Club of Washington is an historic aviation club, founded in 1909 in Washington DC, with the mission of providing a forum for the discussion and advancement of aviation and aerospace. We host hundreds of national and international aerospace leaders at our monthly luncheons as well as hosting other industry events, like the annual Wright Memorial Dinner. Our members are representative of all the industry segments – from airports, airlines, trade associations, manufacturers, labor to general and business aviation, law firms, FAA and DOT personnel and aviation enthusiasts!  We welcome you to the Aero Club of Washington!

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View pictures from the 2016 Wright Memorial Dinner!

Photos from the 2016 Wright Memorial Dinner