Dec. 14, 2018

NBAA congratulates association board chair, Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, for being honored with the 2018 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, one of America’s most prestigious aviation awards. Newton will accept the award during the Aero Club of Washington’s Wright Memorial Dinner on Dec. 14 in Washington, DC. Awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association, America’s oldest national aviation organization, the trophy honors a living American for “significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.” Newton is being recognized for “his extraordinary achievements as a history-making, African American military aviator and his continuing contributions to the advancement of aviation education and advocacy.”