BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) will hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 22, 2017. The awards ceremony will be emceed by popular radio personality, Al Malmberg, host of WCCO Radio’s World of Aviation.
Awards will be presented to six inductees, including James H. Brodie, inventor of a unique “trapeze system” of utilizing small liaison aircraft aboard ships for submarine patrols during World War II; Edward J. Chapman, military pilot, airline pilot, and record-holding balloon pilot; Alvin D. Grady, historian, U.S. Air Force retired, Duluth Airport Authority Chief Accountant, and 148th Fighter Squadron budget analyst; Bruce D. Jaeger, owner of Jaeger Aviation, past owner of Willmar Air Service, and a specialist in Mooney aircraft; Major General Robert S. Peterson, World War II Flying Tiger, fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam, and member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission; and Brig. General George L. Schulstad, 26 years a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and an exchange pilot with the U.S. Navy in action during Vietnam. In addition to the induction awards, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will present a Best Aviation Writing Award for 2017 to Sam Weigel, Flying Magazine columnist. The Hall of Fame will also honor three young aviation career students with $1,500 scholarships.
More information and reservations will be available after January 1, 2017 on the MAHF website: mnaviationhalloffame.org, and on the MAHF Facebook page.