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Aero Club Of New England Godfrey L. Cabot Award Luncheon
The 2019 Godfrey L. Cabot Award
will be presented to
Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, Ltd
In recognition of their successful development and manufacture of aircraft ejection seats. Martin-Baker ejection seats have saved more than 7,500 pilot’s lives, and by doing so have increased pilot safety throughout the world.
Martin-Baker, originally formed in 1934 to continue work on aircraft development, designed an unconventional, two seat, low wing monoplane, the MB1. After Baker’s unfortunate death in 1942 during a test flight of the MB3 aircraft, pilot safety became Martin’s primary focus.
The first use of an ejection seat in a practical application was by a British pilot, involved with the Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 flying wing experimental aircraft, in 1949.
Martin-Baker was a pioneer in expanding the operational envelope of the ejection seat enabling it to be used at low altitudes and airspeeds, leading eventually to a “zero- zero” capability seat.
Steve Roberts, Head of Business Development & VP for Special Projects will accept the award for Martin-Baker. His presentation, Engineering for Life
, will describe the technical progress that Martin-Baker has made over 70 years of continuous Ejection Seat development. Martin-Baker seats have equipped 53 aircraft types, in service with 93 Air Forces.
The Cabot Award Luncheon
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Friday, June 7, 2019
11:30 am - Reception (cash bar) • 12:15 pm - Luncheon Service Begins
Panko Crusted Cod Loin in Fine Herb Lemon Butter
Tickets: ACONE Members - $70 per person • Non-Members - $80 per person • Tables of 10 available
Members must be logged in to receive member pricing.
Please make your reservation and pay online using this link Register Now
Trouble with the link? go to www.acone.org/cabotaward
Or send your reservation to: Ms. Georgia Pappas, 209 Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn, MA 01902.
Make checks payable to: Aero Club of New England.
Reservations are required and must be received by Thursday, May 30, 2019
For further information call Georgia Pappas at (781) 592-9357
or visit the Aero Club of New England at www.acone.org
Friday, June 07, 2019, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215