We are seeking a total of $150,000 in community support to grow an existing endowment that will promote aerospace engineering in memory of aviation innovator and entrepreneur Dee Howard.
Dee Howard is a legend of the aviation industry in San Antonio, Texas and is internationally recognized for his development and certification of numerous aircraft safety and performance improvements, and refinements in aircraft flight characteristics. Dee began his career in the early recovery years of the Great Depression as an automobile mechanic and later as an FAA licensed aircraft mechanic. In 1947, Dee founded his first company, Howard Aero, in a small one-room building on the ramp at San Antonio International Airport. By 1960, Howard Aero had grown to over 1,000 employees and was the largest manufacturing company in San Antonio at that time.