help_outline Skip to main content
HomeEventsAero Club Of New England Godfrey L. Cabot Award Luncheon

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

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

Harvard Club
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

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

Friday, June 7, 2019, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

Georgia Pappas
Cabot Award
Registration is closed