38th Crystal Eagle Awards and Scholarship Dinner

39th annual Crystal Eagle & Scholarships Awards Banquet (2023) 

4 November 2023 

What does an Author, a Female-Fitness-Instructor, a Navy Helicopter and a Space Suit all have in common? Our CE-2023 Awardee... Col MERRYL TENGESDAL, USAF(Ret.). Come meet her at the 39th annual awards banquet. 


Can't attend this year's Crystal Eagle Awards? You can still make a difference even if you can't attend. For those who are unable to attend, donations in lieu of attendance to our ACNC Scholarship Program are greatly appreciated!

<Previous Aero Club of Northern California Virtual Speaker Series (During Covid Pandemic)

Speaker Flyer

We have lined up the following dynamic speakers who each will speak on the highlights along their incredible aviation journey. Put these dates on your calendar now so you don't miss these great topics. Return here to join each event by Zoom:

Terry Rinehart      January 6, 2022 (Thursday) 7PM

Terry Rinehart

Captain Terry London Rinehart: NAA Award winner, first woman employed as an airline transport pilot by Western Airlines (now Delta Airlines), flew the 737, 757 and 767, helicopter rating and flight instructor certificate, corporate pilot flying worldwide operations, Aeronautical Operations alumni San Jose State University, and former Aeroclub Board member her.

Jeff Lo      January 13, 2022 (Thursday) 7PM

Jeff Lo

Flyin' Lo Racing Team, Owner Jeffrey Lo enjoys racing in Reno bi-plane races, has built multiple airplanes and his custom built airplane, Miss Gianna, flown by Cris Ferguson, won the 2007 Championship. Lo is involved with UAS and drone operations holding a Remote Pilot Certificate as well as a single engine and multi engine land private pilot, UC Berkeley engineering alumni.

Jeff Lo has been a private pilot for the last thirty years and more recently has flown drones in his work at Intel. He has owned various airplanes including a Cessna 140, Beech Baron and multiple Pitts Specials. Jeff is most often found flying around northern California, but has flown as far as Oshkosh (in a Cessna 120). He is best known for his air racing exploits, having participated in biplane class racing at Reno continuously since his first race in 1995.

Vince Wawrzynski      January 21, 2022 (Friday) 7PM

Vince Wawrzynski

Lecturer San Jose State University; Duckworks Aviation Sr Builder, building an RV-7 IO390, CS 3 Blade MT, Glass Panel/Avionics; Sailor, Captain/Navigator, S/V Fidelis, circumnavigated both solo and with crew; United States Marine Corps Fighter Pilot, F-18, F-5, F-16, C-130, AH1, CH46, CH5, Worked in Operations at Pentagon, Aviation and Ground Safety Director, Parachutist and Parachute fabrication/repair; San Jose State University Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology Alumni

Patriot Jet [Demonstration] Team Tour (Byron Airport);   July, 2019

Past Speakers

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of past webinars.

Scholarship Contributions

The Aero Club traditionally hosts a silent auction at the Crystal Eagle dinner to raise funds for our scholarship program. Without the dinner this year, we are shifting our fundraising efforts online. Please help us achieve our goal of raising $8,000 to present FOUR-$2,000 scholarships this year, like in the past. While we won’t charge a fee for the speakers, we do ask that all participants make a donation through our site to help with this endeavor. You can get started right now by clicking here. All donations are tax deductible and will be used to fund our scholarship program.

Other upcoming events include Accident Wise in conjunction with AOPA & NASA.

Past tours and events have included: