Philip Roberts, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, National Aviation Hall of Fame.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.
2011 Recipient Jane Garvey, with ACW President Monte Belger.
The Donald D. Engen Aero Club Trophy for Aviation Excellence
The Aero Club of Washington was founded in 1909 to promote the Wright Brothers and their efforts. Their initial achievement defined aviation, established excellence as a standard and placed America in a role of global preeminence. The Aero Club seeks to commemorate the Wright Brothers' historic actions by awarding an annual Trophy for Aviation Excellence.
In 1999, after the tragic death of Admiral Don Engen, director of the National Air & Space Museum at the time, the Aero Club board voted to present the trophy to Don Engen posthumously and to name the trophy after him. The permanent trophy resides in the National Air & Space Museum.
The 2012 recipient of the Engen Tropy is the National Aviation Hall of Fame; the Trophy was presented on November 14, 2012, at the Aero Club's November luncheon.
The permanent Donald D. Engen Aero Club Trophy is on display at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Past Recipients of the Donald D. Engen Aero Club Trophy for Aviation Excellence
|1993 – Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines
||2002 – Alan S. Boyd
|1994 – Senator Wendell Ford, U.S. Senate
||2003 – Not Awarded
|1995 – Edward W. Stimpson, GAMA
||2005 – STS-114 Discovery Shuttle Crew
|1996 – Joint FAA/JAA 777 Certification Team
||2006 – Scott Crossfield
|1997 – James A. Wilding, MWAA
||2007 – Langhorne Bond
|1998 – Robert Crandall, American Airlines
||2008 – Phil Boyer
|1999 – Donald D. Engen
||2009 – William DeCota
|2000 – Najeeb Halaby
||2010 – Carl W. Vogt
|2001 - L. Welch Pogue
2011 – Jane Garvey