WATERTOWN, WIS. – Jeff Baum will be among several Wisconsin leaders to be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Baum established Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. in 1981, which has since become the state’s largest full-service fixed base operation and provider of general aviation services. Wisconsin Aviation has three locations: Dane County Regional Airport in Madison (KMSN), Watertown Municipal Airport (KRYV), and Dodge County Airport in Juneau (KUNU).
Baum has served on numerous state and national aviation committees, and through his leadership, Wisconsin Aviation has received numerous local, state and regional awards, as well as national recognition for outstanding service.
Baum was named “Business Person of the Year” by the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) in 1988 and again in 1997, and “Aviation Person of the Year” by the Wisconsin Airport Management Association in 2003. In addition, Corporate Report named Wisconsin Aviation “Best Air Charter Company” in Wisconsin in 2012.
In addition to these noteworthy achievements, Jeff Baum has logged more than 17,000 hours of flight time throughout his career as a pilot, and has grown Wisconsin Aviation from a handful of employees in 1981 to over 150 today. Baum resides in Watertown with his wife, Krys.
Other inductees will include: Governor Walter Kohler, known as Wisconsin’s “Flying Governor,” who logged some 7,200 miles throughout the state during his term.
Bill Adams of Watertown, Wisconsin, known as a performer with the Cole Brothers Air Show and his own Bill Adams Air Shows.
Arnold Ebneter of Monroe and Portage, Wisconsin, who holds the world distance record of 2,327 miles for a Class C-1a gross weight airplane – the E-1 aircraft, which he designed and built.
Ron Scott of Tomah, Wisconsin, who as a member of the EAA Board of Directors and volunteer, coordinated EAA’s Spirit of St. Louis tour from 1977 – 80.
For additional information, refer to www.wisconsinaviationhalloffame.org.