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MINNESOTA AVIATION HALL OF FAME

Mark your calendars for the Class of 2023 Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet!

Event Details

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.

Tickets are $75 each and go on sale January 1, 2023. Check back after January 1, 2023 on this website for a link to download banquet information and purchase tickets.

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

 

 

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Social hour starts at 4:45, Dinner at 6:00 pm

Place: The Minnetonka Ballroom at Mystic Lake Center at 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372

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.

Event Location:

Minnetonka Ballroom at Mystic Lake Center at 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372

Our 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.

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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.

2022 Awards Banquet Photos