The Howard Hughes Award, 1978, Forum 34, was presented to John F. Ward, NASA Headquarters, for his original research on the effects of tip vortices on rotor loads, vibration, and acoustics, and contributions to the rotor blade tip vortex studies, and his continued devotion and leadership which made possible the design, fabrication,
and successful flight testing of the OGEE tip. In photo, willing hands help present the new Howard Hughes Award to its first winner, John F. Ward, center. Others shown are T.R. Stuelpnagel, president of Hughes Helicopters, and Rea Hopper, senior vice president, Summa Corp.

AHS' (now VFS) 34th Annual National Forum held May 15-17, 1978 at Washington, D.C., USA

First Hughes Award to John F. Ward

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The Howard Hughes Award, 1978, Forum 34, was presented to John F. Ward, NASA Headquarters, for his original research on the effects of tip vortices on rotor loads, vibration, and acoustics, and contributions to the rotor blade tip vortex studies, and his continued devotion and leadership which made possible the design, fabrication,
and successful flight testing of the OGEE tip. In photo, willing hands help present the new Howard Hughes Award to its first winner, John F. Ward, center. Others shown are T.R. Stuelpnagel, president of Hughes Helicopters, and Rea Hopper, senior vice president, Summa Corp.

AHS' (now VFS) 34th Annual National Forum held May 15-17, 1978 at Washington, D.C., USA

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