Scott Crossfield’s Awards and Recognitions

A special supplement to AVweb's profile of Scott Crossfield.

Raymond Gray Scholarship Union Pacific Railroad, 1939
Naval Aviator United States Navy, 1942
Tau Beta Pi University of Washington, 1948
Sigma Xi University of Washington, 1949
Lawrence Sperry Award, "for important contributions in aeronautical flight research at transonic and supersonic speeds up to Mach 2" Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 1954
Octave Chanute Award, "for extended and significant contributions to the knowledge of human factors involved in flight at extremely high speeds and altitudes" Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 1954
Leadership Award National Management Association, 1958
Flight Achievement Award, "Presented Annually to the Pilot or Crew, who, by outstanding ability and courage, has personally extended the frontiers of flight from earth’s environs into space" American Astronautics Society, 1959
Man of the Year in Flight Award Air Force Association, California Wing, 1959
Special Aviation Award "To persons who through their individual effort in civilian enterprise promote aviation" Civil Air Patrol Cadets of Southern Area, 1960
A.R.S. Astronautics Award American Rocket Society, Andrew G. Haley Endowment, 1960
Ivan C. Kincheloe Award for "Outstanding Development and Flight Testing of the X-15" Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 1960
Pilot of the Year Award State of Idaho, 1960
Award of Commendation County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, 1960
Honorary Mayor of Westchester Westchester, Calif. Chamber of Commerce, 1959 and 1960
Soaring Pilot of the Year Southern California Soaring Association, 1960
Achievement Award National Aviation Club, 1960
Internantional Clifford B. Harmon Trophy "World’s Outstanding Aviator" with Walker and White Clifford B. Harmon Committee (presented by President John F. Kennedy at the White House), 1961
David C. Schilling Award Air Force Association, 1961
Award for Achievement National Aeronautics Association, 1961
Man of the Year Award Flying Physicians Association, 1961
Godfry Cabot Award Aero Club of New England, 1961
Pilot of the Year Award Internation Order of Characters, 1961
"The First Pioneer of the Space Age" Mira Costa Hig School Yearbook "Hoofprints" dedication, 1961
John J. Montgomery Award National Society of Aerospace Professionals, 1962
Collier Trophy, 1961 National Aeronautics Association, National Aviation Club Collier Committee (presented by President John F. Kennedy at the White House), 1962
Aerospace Museum Charter Award and Portrait in the Hall of Fame Aerospace Museum, International Aerospace Hall of Fame, 1963
Outstanding Contribution to Quality Control American Society for Quality Control, 1967
Kitty Hawk Memorial Award City of Los Angeles, 1969
Aero Club Award Aero Club of Buffalo, N.Y., 1971
Good Scout Award Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils, 1973
Certificate of Achievement National Space Club, 1976
Raymond E. Tenhoff Award for Best Technical Paper Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 1978
Outstanding Program Award Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 4, 1979
Distinguished Service to Sport Aviation Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 186, 1979
Ira C. Eaker Historica Fellowship Iron Gate Chapter of the Air Force Association for the Aerospace Education Foundation, Nov., 1982, and at New York, March 19, 1983
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree Florida Institute of Technology, Science Degree Dec., 1982
Portrait and Honorary Life Membership, First Flight Society First Flight Society of Kittyhawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1982
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service Experimental Aircraft Association, 1982
National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee National Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc., July, 1983
A. J. Engel Award Western Reserve Historical Society Aviation Hall of Fame, Sept., 1983
Elder Statesman of Aviation National Aeronautic Association Aero Club of Washington, 1983
Meritorious Service to Aviation National Business Aircraft Association, 1984
Certificate of Commendation City of Los Angeles, June, 1985
Aerospace Education Leadership Award Civil Air Patrol Center for Aerospace Education Development, 1985
Distinguished Alumnus Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, May, 1986
AIAA Distinguished Lecturer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1987-1988-1989
Honorary Member Civil Air Patrol, 1987
Crown Circle Award National Congress on Aviation and Space Education, 1988
A. Scott Crossfield Elementary School Excellentiae Gratia Resolution of Fairfax County School Board, 1988
Bernt Balchin Trophy New York State Air Force Association, 1988
International Space Hall of Fame Space Center, Alamogordo, NM, 1988
Honorary Fighter Ace The American Fighter Aces Association, 1990
Glenn A. Gilbert Memorial Award Air Traffic Control Association, 1990
Aerospace Walk of Honor City of Lancaster, Calif., 1990
Distinguished Service Medal New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum, 1992
Distinguished Achievement Award "For Outstanding Accomplishments in the Fields of Aviation and Astronautics" The Wings Club, New York, NY, 1992
Distinguished Public Service Medal, "50 years contribution, visionary advice, and council" National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1993
Certificate of Appreciation: In recognition of outstanding contributions to aviation and significant support to modernize the nation’s Air Traffic Control System Federal Aviation Administration, 1993
Appreciation for knowledge and experience in aviation and engineering, contributions to sound aviation policies, and foresight to set in motion plans for 21st Century aerospace transportation House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, 1993
Honorary Member of the Order of Daedalians Order of Daedalians, Little Rock, Ark. June, 1993
Commissioned as Honorary Colonel in the Confederate Air Force Confederate Air Force, Inc. December, 1993
FAI Gold Air Medal Federation Aeronautique Internationale, Sun City, South Africa, October 1995
1996 Wernher von Braun Space Flight Trophy National Space Club, Huntsville, Ala., Oct 1996
Aerospace Laureate for 1997 Aviation Week & Space Technology National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C. April 1998
Civil Air Patrol Proclamation Announcing A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Award National Commander, CAP August 1998
1998 Pathfinder Award for Engineering and Flight Northwest Chapter of AIAA andMuseum of Flight, Seattle, Wash., October, 1998
Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Nov., 1998
First A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Master Educator Award Civil Air Patrol, National Congress of Air & Space Education, April, 1999
Ray Lien Award for Aviation Education Excellence International Sport Aviation Museum and Sun N Fun, April, 1999
AIAA Honorary Fellow AIAA, Washington, D.C., May, 1999
Glenn L. Martin Medal for Outstanding Achievement University of Maryland Aerospace Engineering, November 2000
National Air & Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Award NASM, Smithsonian Institution,Lifetime Achievement Award, November, 2000
Honorary Fellow Aerospace Medical Association
Honorary Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fellow Institute of Aerospace Sciences
Fellow, Past Executive Advisor, Past President, East Coast Section Co-founder, Charter Member Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Honorary Member Experimental Aircraft Association
Honorary Member Flying Physicians Association
Honorary Member Order of Daedalians
Honorary Member American Fighter Aces Association
Member, several including National Aviation Hall of Fame, First Flight Society, Air Force Association, Stearman Alumnus Club, Mustang Pilot Society (Charter), OX-5 Club
Governor Emeritus & Past President National Aviation Club, Washington, D.C.
Committee Member California Museum Foundation, Aviation and Space Historical Preservation Committee
Chairman A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award, Congress of Aerospace Education
Who’s Who in America 1960
International Who’s Who 1960
American Men of Science 1962
Leading Men in the U.S. 1963
Current Biography 1969
Who’s Who in Aviation 1973
Who’s Who in the South East 1974
Who’s Who Honor Society of America 1975
Jane’s 1981
Who’s Who in the World 1995