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Awards Banquet

Our 2022 awards banquet was a wonderful evening honoring our inductees. Click the button below to view the 2022 banquet photos.

2022 Awards Banquet Photos

Please check back later for details on our 2023 awards banquet. 

2022 Inductees

Tim Callister - Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot and retired MSP Airport Director.

Ben Curry - Pioneer aviator and engineer with Northwest Airlines in the 1940s and 1950s.

Duane Edelman - Retired NWA pilot and founder of Aircraft Data Fusion.

Ray Johnson - Corporate pilot, flight instructor, Chas. Taylor Master Mechanic Award and Wright Bros. Master PIlot Award winner.

Dale Klapmeier - Co-founder of Cirrus Aircraft, aircraft designer and producer. 2018 Collier Trophy Award winner.

Martin Knutson - Retired Air Force U-2 pilot and NASA Administrator.

Kathy Vesely - 41 years with the MN Dept of Transportation, 19 years as Asst. Aeronautical Director.

Event Details

Menu - Greek Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Cider Reduction Sauce. Dessert - Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Vegetarian meals are available on prior request

Attire - Coat and Tie/Cocktail Attire

Social Hour - 4:45 with Cash Bar

Dinner - 6 pm Induction Ceremony follows dinner

We know that COVID is on everyone’s minds, and we want to assure you that we are organizing our event to be as safe as possible. The Minnesota Hall of Fame will be complying with the most up-to-date CDC and Minnesota state guidelines regarding COVID at the time of the banquet, and unless there is a government ban on large gatherings at the time, we plan to move forward!

Event Location:

InterContinental Hotel Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport

5005 Glumack Drive, Passport Ballroom, Minneapolis, MN 55450

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