The Aero Club of Washington hosts the annual Wright Memorial Dinner, which honors that year’s recipient of the National Aeronautic Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, on the Friday closest to December 17 – First Flight Day. This gala, black-tie event attracts hundreds of attendees every year and is one of Washington aviation’s biggest celebrations.
This year the Wright Memorial Dinner will be held on Friday, December 12, at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Connecticut Avenue. The recipient of this year’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy will be Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, a legendary aviator. You can read the press release here.
Last year’s Wright Memorial Dinner was held on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, former NTSB Chair and FAA Administrator and the current president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association was celebrated as the recipient of the 2013 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.