Dr. Alexander Klemin Award

Dr. Alexander Klemin Award

Created in 1951 by industry pioneer Frank Piasecki, the Klemin Award is the highest honor the AHS bestows on an individual for notable achievement in advancing the field of vertical flight aeronautics. The award honors the memory of an eminent aeronautical engineer, educator, author, and outstanding pioneer in rotary wing aeronautics.

2015
  • Franklin D. Harris
 
 
 
2014
  • Dr. Wayne Johnson
 
 
 
2013
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2012
  • Steven D. Weiner, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
 
 
 
2011
  • Tom Wood
  • Senior Technical Fellow, Flight Technology & Advanced Design
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
 
 
2010
  • Dr. Michael P. Scully, US Army AFDD
 
 
 
2009
  • Professor Inderjit Chopra
 
 
 
2008
  • Abraham Karem
 
 
 
2007
  • Andrew W. Kerr
 
 
 
2006
  • Jean Jacques Philippe
 
 
 
2005
  • C. Harry Parkinson
 
 
 
2004
  • John P. Magee
 
 
 
2003
  • Dean C. Borgman
 
 
 
2002
  • Walter G. Sonneborn
 
 
 
2001
  • Dr. Peter G. Hamel
 
 
 
2000
  • Raymond W. Prouty
 
 
 
1999
  • Troy Gaffey
 
 
 
1998
  • Francois Legrand
 
 
 
1997
  • William W. Walls
 
 
 
1996
  • Prof. Alfred Gessow
 
 
 
1995
  • Dr. Marat N. Tischenko
 
 
 
1994
  • Dr. Kenneth M. Rosen
 
 
 
1993
  • Frank Robinson
 
 
 
1992
  • Leonard M. 'Jack' Horner
 
 
 
1991
  • Stanley Hiller, Jr.
 
 
 
1990
  • Dr. Kurt Pfleiderer
 
 
 
1989
  • Joseph Mallen
 
 
 
1988
  • Charles W. Ellis
 
 
 
1987
  • Robert Zincone
 
 
 
1986
  • Jack G. Real
 
 
 
1985
  • Richard M. Carlson
 
 
 
1984
  • Kenneth Grina
 
 
 
1983
  • Robert R. Lynn
 
 
 
1982
  • Wayne Wiesner
 
 
 
1981
  • Charles Kaman
 
 
 
1980
  • Frank N. Piasecki
 
 
 
1979
  • Rene Mouille
 
 
 
1978
  • William F. Paul
 
 
 
1977
  • Ralph P. Alex
 
 
 
1976
  • Kenneth B. Amer
 
 
 
1975
  • Edward Woll
 
 
 
1974
  • Bernard Lindenbaum
 
 
 
1973
  • Paul F. Yaggy
 
 
 
1972
  • Edward J. Ducayet
 
 
 
1971
  • Robert A. Wagner
 
 
 
1970
  • Charles Marchetti
 
 
 
1969
  • LTG William B. Bunker, USA
 
 
 
1968
  • Rene H. Miller
 
 
 
1967
  • Dr. Anselm Franz
 
 
 
1966
  • Irven H. Culver
 
 
 
1965
  • Elliot Daland
 
 
 
1964
  • Dr. Kurt H. Hohenemser
 
 
 
1963
  • Frederick B. Gustafson
 
 
 
1962
  • BG Robert R. Williams, USA
 
 
 
1961
  • Leon L. Douglas
 
 
 
1960
  • V. Keith Putnam
 
 
 
1959
  • Robert L. Lichten
 
 
 
1958
  • Friedrich L. Von Doblhoff
 
 
 
1957
  • CPT Wayne W. Eggert, USAF
 
 
 
1956
  • Charles H. Zimmerman
 
 
 
1955
  • Bartram Kelley
 
 
 
1954
  • Michael Gluhareff
 
 
 
1953
  • Raoul Hafner
 
 
 
1952
  • Louis Breguet
 
 
 
1951
  • Igor I. Sikorsky