Grover E. Bell Award

Grover E. Bell Award

The Grover E. Bell Award is given for an outstanding research and experimentation contribution to the field of vertical flight development brought to fruition during the preceding 18 months. The Grover E. Bell Award was created by Larry Bell, founder of Bell Aircraft (now Bell Helicopter Textron) in 1957, in honor of his pioneering older brother, Grover E. Bell, who was killed in an aircraft crash in 1913. Eligible contributions include sub-systems as well as systems. The award consists of a 3-inch gold medal bearing the profiles of Lawrence and Grover Bell, a certificate, and a $250 honorarium.


Award winners

2018 - Clean Sky Green Rotorcraft (GRC) Rotor Design Team

2017 - AW189 FIPS Interdisciplinary Team

2016 - The Sikorsky S-97 Raider First Flight Team

2015 - Hub Mounted Vibration Suppression Design and Test Team

2014 - Project Zero Team

2013 - Armed Scout Helicopter/Aerodynamics Improvement Team

2012 - Apache Block III Technology Development Team AH-64D

2011 - UH-60 Airloads Wind Tunnel Test Team

2010 - 3D-LZ Team

2009 - National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) Team

2008 - UH-60M Upgrade Flight Control Team

2007 - Manned/Unmanned Common Architecture Program, Phase II (MCAP II) Team

2006 - Dr. Valentin Kloeppel

2005 - Unmanned Little Bird Team

2004 - MV-22 Integrated Test Team

2003 - Flight Research Laboratory

2002 - Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center

2001 - Bell/NASA/U.S.Army Multipoint Adaptive Vibration Suppression Systems Team

2000 - Rotorcraft Pilot's Associate Team

1999 - Tiltrotor Aero-Acoustical Model Team

1998 - Health and Usage Monitoring System Team

1997 - Longbow Apache Team

1996 - Ducted Tail Rotor Team

1995 - UH-60 Airloads Program

1994 - Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex

1993 - Frederic Schmitz

1992 - George T. Singley, III and the US Army Rotorcraft Centers of Excellence

1991 - 4BW Team

1990 - No Award Presented

1989 - UTC 'Shadow' Team

1988 - UTC Systems Technology, Inc.

1987 - Boeing Vertol Company, US Army Applied Technology Directorate

1986 - Franklin D. Harris

1985 - Applied Technology Laboratories and ACAP Team

1984 - Applied Technology Laboratory, Ft. Eustis

1983 - Simulation Lab Bruce B Blake, and Theodore S. Garnett, Jr.

1982 - Dr. Wayne R. Johnson

1981 - U.S.Army/NASA/Bell Helicopter Textron XV-15 Project Team

1980 - No Award Presented

1979 - Wesley L. Cresap

1978 - AH-64 Tech. Team and Sikorsky Aircraft H-60 Tech. Team

1977 - Aviation Engineering Flight Activity

1976 - ABC Team

1975 - Thomas H. Sanders

1974 - No Award Presented

1973 - Jan Drees

1972 - Aircraft Division, Engineering Team

1972 - The Boeing/Vertol Model 347 Team

1971 - S-67 Black Hawk Advance Fire Support Team

1970 - AVLABS

1969 - Sikorsky Aircraft

1968 - Edwin J. Ducayet, HUEY/COBRA Team

1967 - Air Rescue and Recovery Service Military Airlift Command

1966 - Paul J. Carpenter

1965 - No Award Presented

1964 - No Award Presented

1963 - US Army 11th Air Assault Division, Ft. Benning

1962 - Sikorsky Aircraft Engineering Team

1961 - Combat Development Office of US Army Aviation School

1960 - Igor I. Sikorsky

1959 - Vertol Engineering Staff

1958 - Leon L. Douglas

1957 - Kurt H. Hohenemser