Pretty Cool Dinner-- Wright Memorial Dinner
We all owe the Wright Brothers this entire industry we call aviation. After all, if it wasn't for their creativity and passion, we wouldn't have powered man flight.
In honor of the Wright Brothers, the Aero Club of Washington created the Wright Memorial Dinner 64 years ago. It's held the Friday before the the 17th of December each year. And, each year, the National Aeronautics Association (which organizes the event) awards someone who they think has had a major contribution to the aviation & aerospace industry.
The first Wright Dinner honored Charles Lindbergh and over the years, Neil Armstrong, Oliver Ann Beech, Fred Smith (Founder of Fedex), Harrison Ford, and many other aviation notables have received the prestigious award.
I had the chance to experience my first Wright Memorial Dinner a few days ago, and let's just say it was an amazing experience.
If you happen to be free the Friday before December 17th, 2014, you might want to come to DC!