MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023 ANNUAL MINNESOTA AVIATION HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BANQUET!
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Social hour starts at 4:45, Dinner at 6:00 pm
Menu: Choice of Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast or Applewood Brown Sugar Smoked Pork Loin with Caesar Salad, Oven-Roasted Asparagus and Baby Carrots, Rosemary Lyonnaise Potatoes and dessert of Chocolate Decadence.
“Banquet tickets are $75 and reservations are now open. Click on the link below to download banquet information and a reservation form to send with a check. Prefer to use a credit card? Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite using the link below. Don’t delay – We expect a capacity crowd so to ensure the best possible seating send in your reservations early!”
Our 2023 Inductees
Walter Fricke – Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Founder/AirBoss Veterans Airlift Command.
Robert D. Hodge – WWII veteran, game warden pilot and had a career with the Minnesota DNR.
Barbara Mack – Well-known Designated Pilot Examiner and a MN pilot since 1965
John J. Parker – WWII combat veteran. Had a career with the Minnesota DNR as a warden pilot.
Randall L. Sohn – Air Guard and airline pilot, helped create Southern Minnesota Wing of CAF
Robert D. Wiplinger – MN aviation businessman and manufacturer of Wipline floats, creator of FireBoss firefighting aircraft
Also, the MN Aviation Hall of Fame will present the 2023 Minnesota Aviation Writer of the Year award to Kent Smith for “I See No Problem” and the 2023 Aviation Art Award to artist Ron Finger.
2022 AWARDS BANQUET PHOTOS
Our 2022 awards banquet was a wonderful evening honoring our inductees. Click the button below to view the 2022 banquet photos.