SIX NEW INDUCTEES FOR AUSTRALIAN AVIATION HALL OF FAME

The Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) will add to its growing list of inductees with five individuals and Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) to be inducted in a Gala Ceremony in November 2017.


AAHOF’s Chairman, Steve Padgett, today announced the inductees. They include:
• Edward Connellan AO, CBE – highly respected NT aviator and businessman. Established the successful Connellan Airways in 1943;
• John Corby – distinguished aviation engineer and designer of the Corby Starlet;
• James Strong AO – highly regarded CEO and board member of Qantas Airways. Oversaw the successful merger of Australian Airlines (previously TAA) and Qantas;
• Bob Tait – renowned aviation educator and pilot;
• Nancy-Bird Walton AO, OBE – in 1934 the youngest woman to obtain a commercial licence in the British Empire and founder of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association.

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THE AUSTRALIAN AVIATION HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT RESTORATION SOCIETY

The Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) announced today that the organisation has reached agreement with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) to co-locate its planned permanent home and display within the HARS hangar complex on the Shellharbour Illawarra Regional Airport.


AAHOF was created to publicly recognise the outstanding achievements of the many men, women and organisations who have contributed so much to aviation and aerospace over the years and to seek for opportunities to inspire our future generations.

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