EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Twelve individuals who contributed greatly to recreational aviation will be honored on November 11 as they are inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame during a ceremony and dinner at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh. The large group of individuals represents the Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021, as the 2020 induction ceremony was canceled due to the COVID pandemic.
The 2021 inductees include:
· EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Flo and Bob Irwin (posthumous)
· International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame: Kirby Chambliss of Chandler, Arizona
· Warbirds of America Hall of Fame: Carl Scholl of Chino, California, and Tony Ritzman of Ontario, California
· Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame: Steve Nesse of Albert Lea, Minnesota
· EAA Ultralights Hall of Fame: Roy Beisswenger of Greenville, Illinois
The November 11 event will also recognize the 2020 inductees:
· EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Frank Christensen of St. George, Utah
· International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame: Verne Jobst of McHenry, Illinois
· Warbirds of America Hall of Fame: Mark Clark of Rockford, Illinois
· Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame: Steve Dyer of Brighton, Colorado
· EAA Ultralights Hall of Fame: Dan Johnson of Port Orange, Florida
The EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame were established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women in aviation who share the spirit of EAA and its community. Those inducted into the halls of fame are selected by their peers for myriad contributions made to their respective areas of aviation.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 240,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.