National Aeronautic Association is the very oldest national aviation organization in United States. A non-profit association NAA is "dedicated towards devlopment of its system, sport and science of research in the USA,” according to the Mission Statement. The core of the institution is its members; thousands of individuals, organizations, and corporations representing every segments of US aviation. NAA encompasses all the areas of flight from skydiving of models to commercial airlines, military aircraft & spaceflight. NAA is the official record-keeper for United States aviation. Recognized, official records are setup through our Contest & Records department. NAA provides observers for many record attempts and compiles the data compalsary to certify aviation and spaceflight records of all kinds. Some of the nation’s most prestigious aviation appreciations are administered by NAA, including the Collier Trophy and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. The achivments & Events department collects nominations and assembles membrs to select topers of America's most important aviation achivments annually, presenting them at ceremonies & events throughout the every year.
Before NAA became one of the main leaders in the field of aviation near to the century, it actually have its main roots planted firmly on the flor of ground. NAA’s forerunner was the Automobile Club of America, which counted some of America’s very influential people among all members—William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Charles Glidden and Phillip T. Dodge to name a few. These men and several others decided to branch out into the fledgling field of aviation in 1905, founding the Aero Club of America (ACA). In 1905, few people are believed powered aircraft would be feasible in the future. At the beginning, the ACA’s goal was to promote aviation in any of way possible, as both a sport and as a commercial endeavor. ACA’s early work helped toadvance aviation in its early years faster than it might have developed in otherwise.Read More»