Clay Lacy To Be Honored At Aero Club's Banquet

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Clay H. Lacy, legendary military, racing and airline pilot, aerial cinematographer and pioneer charter jet FBO operator, will receive the Aero Club of Northern California's prestigious Crystal Eagle Award during the Club's annual awards banquet Oct. 18, at the Hiller Aviation Institute in San Carlos. As president of Clay Lacy Aviation headquartered at Van Nuys Airport, he manages his successful 30-jet executive aircraft charter and management operation. Lacy has logged almost 50,000 hours of flight time, more flying time in jets than any other human on the planet. Lacy, who holds 30 type ratings, has conducted over 2500 air-to-air photography flights and devoted his lifelong efforts to airplanes and the aviation industry and has set world records in private, military, air race, airline and experimental aviation.

The Aero Club will also present National Aeronautic Association Special Certificate of Honor awards to Steve and Nancy Sullivan, Founders of ARIS Helicopters; Marge Frenzel, air race pilot, WASP and flight instructor for Amelia Reid Aviation; and Gerry Shreve, former military helicopter pilot and longtime aviation educator with San Jose State University.