– The keynote speaker for the 2005 Florida Tech College of Aeronautics Awards Dinner on Friday, Feb. 25 will be Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation
pioneer Charles Lindbergh, and a noted aviator in his own right.
College of Aeronautics Dean Michael Karim said Lindbergh brings more than name recognition to this university and community event.
“We are honored to have a speaker of Erik’s stature joining us for our annual awards dinner,” said Karim. “His work on behalf of the X Prize Foundation is
fueling the future of aviation in the 21st century, much the way his grandfather’s vision changed flight in the 20th.”
Lindbergh is a trustee and vice president of the X Prize Foundation. The non-profit organization’s goal is to stimulate the creation of a new generation of
launch vehicles designed to carry passengers into space. He also is the director of the Lindbergh Foundation and a spokesperson for the Arthritis
The College of Aeronautics Annual Awards Dinner will feature the presentation of the 2005 George M. Skurla Outstanding Alumni Award, the James Constantine
Faculty Excellence Award, an auction and raffle.
The dinner will be held at the Front Street Park Pavilion in downtown Melbourne. Tickets are $50 for the general public, and seating is limited. For more
information, contact the College of Aeronautics at 674-7619 or visit the website at www.fitsa.org.