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!

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Aero Club Foundation

The Aero Club Foundation

Established in 1995, the Aero Club Foundation of Washington’s mission is to foster interest in the principles and development of aviation, aeronautics and the science of aerodynamics by establishing and sponsoring educational programs at public and Charter schools in the District of Columbia, is carried out in a variety of meaningful initiatives.

2017 Wright Memorial Dinner honored Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret.)

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The 2017 Wright Memorial Dinner honored Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret.), Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and recipient of the 2017 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.
Shaesta Waiz, the first female pilot from Afghanistan and youngest female to fly solo around the world in a single engine airplane

Aero Club Foundation brought more than 100 middle school girls to meet Shaesta Waiz

The Aero Club Foundation brought more than 100 middle school girls to the Air and Space Museum to meet Shaesta Waiz, the first female pilot from Afghanistan and youngest female to fly solo around the world in a single engine airplane.

2016 Wright Memorial Dinner honored Colleen Barrett

Colleen Barrett, known as the “Queen of Hearts”, has had a career in aviation that has spanned nearly 50 years. She remains the only woman to serve as President of a major U.S. airline and has dedicated her life to the conception and retention of a unique corporate culture at Southwest Airlines.