1969 – James Raisbeck, CEO, Robertson Aircraft Corp. and James Raisbeck, AIAA Fellow
February 4, 2013 – Seattle, Wash. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has awarded its long-time member and Associate Fellow Dr. James D. Raisbeck the prestigious grade of Fellow. He is among a small group of 27 recipients nationwide to receive this high distinction in 2013.
AIAA President Michael Griffin stated: “Being named a Fellow of AIAA is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an aerospace professional, and represents recognition from colleagues and peers for significant and longstanding contributions to our community.”
Presentation of the awards to the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Raisbeck will be joined by, among others, Dr. Stephen Heister, Purdue University’s Chair of the Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professorship for Engineering and Technology Integration.
“It is a true honor to be recognized by the AIAA. I look forward to being with the other recipients this May in Washington DC,” commented Raisbeck.
Raisbeck has been active in the AIAA organization and its predecessor since 1960. In addition, he has been an active and consistent contributor to the aerospace industry and aircraft operators in the areas of aircraft design and aerodynamic innovation throughout these past 53 years. He continues as Founder and CEO or Raisbeck Engineering Inc. (www.raisbeck.com) designing and manufacturing innovative systems aimed at increasing airplane productivity, safety and efficiency in both the business and commercial airplane sectors.