Mark your calendars....
Aero-News has learned the 17th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of
Fame (MAHOF) banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday,
May 13, 2006, at the Ramada Mall of America/Thunderbird Convention
Center in Bloomington, MN. The program is presented by the
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, Incorporated, along with the
Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.
This year’s event will feature the induction of six
Minnesota aviation personalities into the Minnesota Aviation Hall
of Fame. Each inductee has made a significant contribution to the
development and progress of aviation in Minnesota and the Nation,
They will each be honored with a special plaque and a brief reading
of their accomplishments in aviation.
Master of Ceremonies Stan Ross, and MAHOF Chairman Noel Allard
will host the induction ceremony and awards program.
The inductees for 2005 will include Logan L. Coombs, Major
General Patrick J. Halloran, Bruce R. Hanson, James P. Hanson,
Louis E. Koerner, and Robert N. Steinbrunn.
In addition to the MAHOF inductees, there will be recognition of
the best aviation writing for 2005 and the Minnesota Aviation
Artist of the Year. Bob Cary and Jack Hautala have been named the
best writers, and Randy Arneson was selected as the best aviation
Each year, MAHOF also
sponsors a scholarship for a young student pilot. It is given in
recognition of not only the new pilot’s efforts, but also in
recognition of the responsibility to provide an educational
opportunity for the generation of the future.
MAHOF was established in 1988 at the request of employees of the
Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics. Each spring since 1989, the Hall of
Fame induction ceremony and banquet has been attended by members of
the Minnesota aviation community along with the inductees' families
There are currently 117 individuals in the Minnesota Aviation
Hall of Fame, not inclusing the new inductees. Plaques for
MAHOF inductees are on display at the Duluth Airport terminal.