The Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) is proud to announce the induction into their Hall of Fame of the following people who have made a significant contribution to Australian aviation. Alongside the Southern Cross Award, which recognises organisations who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.
We celebrated the Induction of these Australians at our annual Gala Induction Dinner, at the AAHOF Museum, Albion Park Rail. Find the event information & photos from the night here.
Born in 1934, the former Australian alpine skier became a pioneering female airline pilot following her retirement from competitive skiing.
Involved in aviation from an early age, Parer was born in 1894 and enlisted in the Australian Flying Corps in 1916. This would be the beginning of his time as a pilot. Alongside fellow aviator McIntosh, Parer went onwards to complete the first single-engine flight from England to Australia.
Born in Scotland in 1892, McIntosh later emigrated and by 1914 had enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps. Years later,
he & Parer together completed the first single-engine flight from England to Australia.
Johnston was born in 1896, and following the break out of WWII, he left his studies and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. His flight skills earnt him a spot as the eighth highest-scoring Australian pilot of the war. This would be the first of many achievements.
Our Southern Cross Award goes to:
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