NBAA Salutes American Hero Neil Armstrong

Armstrong was a long-time business aviation pilot who set five world records for business jets, including the highest altitude flown in a business jet, a record set on February 21, 1979.


He also served as Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971-1979, and from 1982-1992, Armstrong was chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc., Charlottesville, VA.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. He held honorary doctorates from a number of universities.

Armstrong is the recipient of many special honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom; the Congressional Space Medal of Honor; the Explorers Club Medal; the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy; the NASA Distinguished Service Medal; the Harmon International Aviation Trophy; the Royal Geographic Society's Gold Medal; the Federation Aeronautique Internationale's Gold Space Medal; the American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Award; the Robert J. Collier Trophy; the AIAA Astronautics Award; the Octave Chanute Award; and the John J. Montgomery Award.

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