Steve Fossett To Be Inducted In Aviation Hall Of Fame | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.29.14**
** Airborne 09.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.26.14 **
** Airborne 09.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.24.14 **

Sat, Dec 16, 2006

Steve Fossett To Be Inducted In Aviation Hall Of Fame

July Ceremony To Honor Five 'Legends Of Flight'

Steve Fossett had an eventful year. In February he set the Absolute Non-Stop Distance Record for any aircraft, then in March the Absolute Closed Circuit Distance Record -- both flying solo in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer. Then in August, with co-pilot Einar Enevoldson, he established a new glider world altitude record.

Fossett holds numerous aviation world records in balloons, gliders, airships and powered aircraft. Because of those and his tireless efforts in promoting aviation the world over, ANN has learned he and four other "legends of flight" will be honored with enshrinement in the The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) next July.

Famed test and fighter pilot, parachutist and balloonist, USAF Colonel (Retired) Joe Kittinger made the announcement last night in Dayton, OH, birthplace of the Wright Brothers and home of the NAHF. He was addressing a group attending a dinner celebrating the 103rd Anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight.

In addition to Steve Fossett, the NAHF "Class of 2007" includes Walter J. Boyne, former Director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, aviation historian and best-selling author;  Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a flight instructor who has logged more flight hours, trained more pilots, and given more FAA exams than any other pilot; Sally K. Ride, America’s first woman in space aboard NASA’s STS-7 Shuttle mission; and Frederick W. Smith, a former USMC combat pilot and innovative founder of FedEx, the global transportation, business services and logistics company.

The formal enshrinement will take place in Dayton on Saturday, July 21, 2007, where these five will join the 190 legends of flight already honored in the NAHF.

A pleased Steve Fossett commented yesterday, "This is a great honor - and a very nice Christmas present! I am especially pleased my old friend Joe Kittinger will be making the announcement tonight, and I'll look forward to being in Dayton in July."

FMI: www.nationalaviation.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.26.14: A320neo First Flight, Aspen ESV Trial, Garmin Flies G5000

Also: Sea Lynx Grounding, AEA's Ric Peri On FAR 145, Union v Allegiant, Wingboarding--Anyone? Things went off as planned in Toulouse, France yesterday morning when the A320neo made>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.14)

DOT Rule for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries The issue has come to the forefront as more people may soon begin traveling with small UAVs, most of which are powered by t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.14): Filed En Route Delay

Any of the following preplanned delays at points/areas along the route of flight which require special flight plan filing and handling techniques.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC