MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023 ANNUAL MINNESOTA AVIATION HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BANQUET!
2024 AWARDS BANQUET
April 20, 2024 at Mystic Lake Center
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN
More information to follow!
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 2024 Inductees
Paul F. Dye: Worked for NASA Manned Spaceflight Program and Flight Director for 39 Space Shuttle Missions.
Steven R. Petrich: Commercial airline, and floatplane pilot. Designer of the Gear Audio Advisory System for floatplanes.
Curtis L. Brown: United States Air Force pilot and NASA Astronaut. He flew six Space Shuttle missions. Also, a worldrenowned airshow performer, Airline pilot and motivational speaker.
Cherise “Cheri” Rohlfing: Delta Airlines Captain, adjunct professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Aviation and heavily involved with several aviation youth education programs throughout the state.
Michael L. Schweiss: Private pilot and entrepreneur. Designed the globally used bi-fold and single piece hangar door using nylon straps and hydraulics.
William “Pat” Magie II: Seaplane pilot, entrepreneur, and author. Accumulated over 40,000 flight hours flying 700 different types of aircraft while operating flying businesses, instructing and performing rescues.
Jonathan “Max” Haynes: Accomplished aviation photographer and artists. He worked with many aviation organizations like, Veterans Airlift Command, Red Tail Squadron of the CAF, and the WASP community. He helped to create books to inspire young authors and illustrators.
2023 AWARDS BANQUET PHOTOS
Our 2023 awards banquet was a wonderful evening honoring our inductees. Click the button below to view the 2023 banquet photos.
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.