Rudy Frasca, the founder and CEO of Frasca International, recently received the 2009 Godfrey L. Cabot Award from the Aero Club of New England (ACONE).
He was recognized for his lifelong achievements and innovative developments in flight simulation and received the award from John G.L. Cabot (shown in center of photo), the grandson of ACONE founder Godfrey Cabot, for whom the award was named.
Frasca built his first simulator in his garage in 1958. Today, his company manufactures flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities and military organizations worldwide, and has delivered over 2,200 devices to 70 countries.
In other news, ACONE awarded more than $22,000 in scholarships this year to 12 deserving students who are planning a career in the aviation industry. ACONE is planning a 25th Anniversary Scholarship Auction in November of this year to celebrate 25 years of the program.
For more information: ACONE.org.