Ga Aviation Hall of Fame

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The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame is the only exclusively aviation-related organization chartered by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. In recognition of its importance to the State, the Georgia Legislature passed House Bill 110 creating the organization, which was formally signed into law by Govenor Joe Frank Harris on 19 April 1989. The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame is established in the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, which is one of the fastest growing military aviation museums in the Southeastern United States. It is the mission of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame to promote and encourage the growth and public support of aviation within the state of Georgia by honoring aviation leaders, living and dead, whose extraordinary achievements or services have made outstanding and lasting contributions to aviation, perpetuating the memory of such persons and recording their contributions and achievements through suitable memorials.

Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing
02/08/2020

Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing

With deep sadness the AVG Flying Tigers Association informed us that the last living Flying Tiger, Frank Losonsky, passed away yesterday in Columbus,GA. Frank took part in the 2016 CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend which we organized in honor of the Flying Tigers. During that event, we surprised Frank with a flight in "his" P-40. Frank has "headed West" and will be joining all the Tigers for a Hail & Farewell.

Honeywell Aerospace
01/25/2020
Honeywell Aerospace

Honeywell Aerospace

From TCAS to EGPWS, this Convair 580 has seen it all – and made air travel safer and smarter because of it. Last year, we said goodbye to this beloved aircraft.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Be on the lookout in your mailbox for the Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame Annua...
12/03/2019
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame: Home

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be on the lookout in your mailbox for the Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame Annual Fund mailer. It is with your support that we can continue to honor those in Georgia Aviation. Donations can also be made at the website www.gaaviationhalloffame.com

11/27/2019
10/09/2019
Houston Home Journal

Today, at the Museum of Aviation, a magnificent statue of Eugene Bullard was unveiled honoring one of our distinguished members.

Unveiling of the statue of Eugene J. Bullard, first African-American fighter pilot of WWI at the Museum of Aviation.

09/10/2019
FOX 17

FOX 17

“I feel better climbing in my airplane than I do in my car."

Betty Young celebrated her 90th birthday by taking her plane out for a special flight. See more here: http://via.wxmi.com/iPSCj

The nominee list for the 2020 Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is up on our website. www.gaaviationhalloffame...
07/15/2019

The nominee list for the 2020 Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is up on our website. www.gaaviationhalloffame.com.
Voting is open through August 3rd. We would love your help in selecting the the future inductees.

Retired Air Force pilot reunites with plane
06/12/2019
Retired Air Force pilot reunites with plane

Retired Air Force pilot reunites with plane

A retired air force pilot reunited with one of his former planes today at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. Nick Frasca was visiting friends in North Carolina with his wife when he found out the museum was holding the same F-111 aardvark plane that he flew during his service.

.....who might visit our banquet???
04/04/2019

.....who might visit our banquet???

The North American XP-82 Twin Mustang is featured in the April 2019 issue of Warbirds magazine! Check out the digital edition online today for EAA - Warbirds of America members: https://bit.ly/2Vi0yCG

Photo by Scott Slocum.

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
02/23/2019

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

The Ga Aviation Hall of Fame's third inductee is Lance Toland! Lance is a Griffin, GA native. Working for Robert McSwiggan Academy Airlines at the Griffin Airport immersed Lance into the aviation culture of the time. After a week or so of deliberations with Atlanta-based underwriters, Lance saved McSwiggan’s company $85K in annual insurance costs without compromising coverages. Over the next 35 years, Lance Toland Associates grew to become a respected legacy, making its mark across the narrow-specialized spectrum of aviation insurance. For more information on Lance, visit our press release: https://www.museumofaviation.org/2019/02/13/georgia-aviation-hall-fame-induct-four-new-members-april-27/.

#aviationhistory #aviationhalloffame #GeorgiaAviationHallofFame #MOA

Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductee to be honored alongside father
02/21/2019
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductee to be honored alongside father

Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductee to be honored alongside father

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Georgia's Aviation Hall of Fame will be welcoming some new members in April. We spoke to one inductee that has helped middle Georgia be a part of Georgia's aviation history. Henry Lowe is being inducted in the General Aviation Wing of the Hall of Fame, where he will be joining....

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
02/17/2019

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

Our second Ga Aviation Hall of Fame inductee is Henry Edward Lowe! He was born September 15, 1951 in Macon, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, earning a BBA Degree in Business Administration, Henry began working full-time at Lowe Aviation Company. He flew power line patrol, U.S. Forest Service Patrol, and Part 135 Air Taxi Charter. As a flight instructor, Henry taught many new pilots to fly and greatly expanded the number of central Georgians’ involvement in aviation. He became President of Lowe Aviation Company in 1982, and served as president of the Georgia Aviation Trade Association four times.

#aviationhistory #aviationhalloffame #GeorgiaAviation #MOA #UGA #pilot

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
02/12/2019

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

One of Ga Aviation Hall of Fame's inductees this year is Captain Norman Topshe! His career with Delta Airlines spanned 52 years. In the summer of 1993 when he was 79 years old, Captain Topshe located and flew Delta’s first DC-3 from San Juan Puerto Rico to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and then onto Atlanta. This aircraft is currently on display at Delta's Flight Museum.

#MuseumofAviationFoundation #GAAviationHallofFame #Delta #MOA

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
02/05/2019

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

Women in Aviation History— Born in Waynesboro and reared in Macon, Hazel Raines soloed in 1938 and was a graduate of Wesleyan Conservatory. She received her private license the following year and became the first woman in Georgia to receive a commercial license, achieving an instructor's rating and qualifying as an Eastern Air Lines pilot. Check out the exhibit of Hazel in our Ga Aviation Hall of Fame!

#WomeninAviation #MuseumofAviationFoundation #GAAviationHallofFame

Take a look at our new website for the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame!
02/05/2019
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame: Home

Take a look at our new website for the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame!

If you know of a Georgian who has made significant contribution to Aviation or someone who made a significant contribution to Georgia Aviation please nominate them here.

Museum of Aviation Foundation announces 23rd annual marathon with Paralyzed Veterans of America - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT
01/17/2019
Museum of Aviation Foundation announces 23rd annual marathon with Paralyzed Veterans of America - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

Museum of Aviation Foundation announces 23rd annual marathon with Paralyzed Veterans of America - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC)-The museum of aviation is hosting its 23rd Annual Foundation Marathon this weekend. Paralyzed Veterans of America is partnering with the Foundation for a second year in support of this event by sending 16 members of the National Paralyzed Veterans racing team to p...

Warbird Pinup Girls
01/15/2019
Warbird Pinup Girls

Warbird Pinup Girls

Nothing hurts more than the loss of a Tiger
R.I.P

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
09/11/2018

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

Great news! Our "Barry the B-17" Mascot arrived! Here he is taking a picture with the famous Crawford Hicks-- a long-time museum supporter and WWII Veteran who piloted a B-17.

Thanks again to the International Mascot Corporation for their mascot design and to Doug Jennings for his original design of Barry!

Barry will be attending all of our future events, so there will many opportunities for you to take pictures with him!

#BarrytheB17 #InternationalMascot #MuseumofAviationFoundation #Mascot

The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame would like to thank Little House Self Storage in Warner Robins for their generous dona...
08/16/2018

The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame would like to thank Little House Self Storage in Warner Robins for their generous donation! Please contact Little House Self Storage today for all of your storage needs!

https://www.littlehousestorage.com/contact-us.html

#LittleHouseSelfStorage #thankyou #donation #GAHOF

Vote for the 2019 upcoming Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductees!  There are 12 very distinguished nominees this year ...
07/06/2018

Vote for the 2019 upcoming Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductees! There are 12 very distinguished nominees this year and we need your help in the selection process!

Please visit http://www.gaaviationhalloffame.com/Selection-Ballot.56.0.html and follow the voting instructions to cast your vote today!

#GeorgiaAviationHallofFame #VoteToday #Inductees #MOA

05/28/2018
Honoring Bruce F. ErionMaj Gen Billy Maddox JonesJohn Bingham McKibbon, Jr.
05/23/2018

Honoring
Bruce F. Erion
Maj Gen Billy Maddox Jones
John Bingham McKibbon, Jr.

Honoring
Bruce F. Erion
Maj Gen Billy Maddox Jones
John Bingham McKibbon, Jr.

To our curator at the Air Force Museum, I am surrounded by Rolls, Avon, Bristol engines and more!
04/03/2018

To our curator at the Air Force Museum, I am surrounded by Rolls, Avon, Bristol engines and more!

Enshrinement Ceremony 2018GEORGIA AVIATION HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT THREE NEW MEMBERS APRIL 28, 2018 WARNER ROBINS, GA -- ...
01/25/2018
Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Annual Induction Banquet

Enshrinement Ceremony 2018

GEORGIA AVIATION HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT THREE NEW MEMBERS APRIL 28, 2018
WARNER ROBINS, GA -- The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame will honor three new inductees into the Hall of Fame April 28 at the 2018 Annual Enshrinement Banquet at the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.
The three Georgia aviation luminaries are Bruce F. Erion, Major General Billy Maddox Jones, and John Bingham McKibbon, Jr.. The three new members bring the total number of military and civilian inductees in the Hall of Fame to 115 since the Hall started in 1989.
The Banquet will begin with a 6 p.m. reception followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Click the Order Tickets tab to purchase tickets. Seats are $85 per person of which $35 is tax deductible. Attire is business suit or black tie optional. The expected audience of 500 people will include current and former Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Board Members, former enshrines, government, aerospace and defense industry leaders and aviation enthusiast from around the state.
The link to purchase tickets is below:

Honoring the 2018 Inductees Bruce F. Erion Maj. Gen Billy Maddox JonesJohn Bingham McKibbon, Jr.

Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)
09/29/2017
Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)

Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)

February 7, 1928 - August 24, 2017 Major General Cornelius "Newt" Nugteren, 89, of Warner Robins passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. General Nugteren was born on February 7, 1928, in Colton, South Dakota. After graduation from high school in Marion, SD, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree…

Delta Airlines was recognized by the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. President Glen Hauenstein accepted the award on beha...
09/26/2017

Delta Airlines was recognized by the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. President Glen Hauenstein accepted the award on behalf of the Employees of Delta at the Atlanta Aero Club's September meeting.

Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)
08/25/2017
Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)

Maj. Gen. Cornelius Nugteren, USAF (Ret)

February 7, 1928 - August 24, 2017 Major General Cornelius "Newt" Nugteren, 89, of Warner Robins passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. General Nugteren was born on February 7, 1928, in Colton, South Dakota. After graduation from high school in Marion, SD, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree…

Becca McCoy
08/02/2017

Becca McCoy

During vacation, I was getting ready for FLYING at The Tampa Repertory Theatre / The [email protected]! While traveling in July, I had the opportunity to visit the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and the Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA, both of which had outstanding exhibits dedicated to the WASPs. Additionally, the Museum of Aviation had one of the planes my character references having flown: the B-29, so I had a chance to really appreciate its scope (it is a BEAST - 4 propellers, 4 engines, standing 29' 7" tall with a wingspan of more than 140 feet), see into the cockpit, and see a cross section of its engine. The Ga Aviation Hall of Fame is also housed in the museum, and featured five of the WASPs who hailed from Georgia with an extensive collection of photos and personal effects.
What an honor to serve the stories of these women in Sheila Cowley's beautiful, complex play. Come see us from September 15-October 7, with performances on both sides of the bridge. Info and tickets: http://www.tamparep.org/flying/

Dick Fortenberry, who was inducted in to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame this year has passed away. He will be greatly...
07/18/2017
Richard T. "Dick" Fortenberry's Obituary on Savannah Morning News

Dick Fortenberry, who was inducted in to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame this year has passed away. He will be greatly missed but remembered always! Thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Well I, Richard "Dick" Terrell Fortenberry, finally died at age 79, but not before God gave me a wonderful and exciting life. I always said that if I had known I was going to live this long, I would

Timeline Photos
06/06/2017

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
05/29/2017

Timeline Photos

Rest in Peace Bob Harless. You will be missed.
05/20/2017
Obituary for Robert Eugene Harless | Sims Funeral Home

Rest in Peace Bob Harless. You will be missed.

Obituary for Robert Eugene Harless | Robert "Bob" Eugene Harless, age 83, passed away on May 17, 2017 after a short illness.  He was born December 19,1933 to the late Walter and Louise Harless in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa OK.  He then flew for.....

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary
04/25/2017
Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of the Agriculture Department, ending a three-month vacancy atop the sprawling agency as the food sector confronts potential changes to U.S. trade policy and farm-level regulations.

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary
04/25/2017
Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of the Agriculture Department, ending a three-month vacancy atop the sprawling agency as the food sector confronts potential changes to U.S. trade policy and farm-level regulations.

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
04/04/2017

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

Thank you to the Senior Base Leadership of Robins AFB for choosing the Museum of Aviation to host the "State of the Base" luncheon. #EDIMGIAFAD #RobinsRegion

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA
04/03/2017

Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA

The Museum of Aviation is closed for the day due to a power outage caused by today's severe weather.

Make plans to join us for this wonderful event. Call 478-328-0704
03/20/2017

Make plans to join us for this wonderful event. Call 478-328-0704

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Hwy 247 And Russell Pkwy
Warner Robins, GA
31098

Opening Hours

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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we will again have our enshrinement banquet at Pat Epps hangar at PDK airport on April 18,2020 at 6pm. we have 3 avid aviators being enshrined Gen Perry McCoy Smith, Mr. Duane Huff and James Hoogerwerf. please go to our website and reserve your tickets asap.
As Chairman of the GAHOF i am very excited about having our enshrinement banquet at Pat Epps hangar at PDK airport on Apr 27 at 6pm. We will have some very interesting aircraft to see- weather permitting - and anyone can come and enjoy the ceremony. We have 3 very special aviators being inducted. Go to our website and order your tickets today.