Mahof Inductees

Posted On: August 1, 2022


The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHOF) is proud to announce the names of six persons with highly impressive aviation careers that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during our annual Banquet in the Spring of 2023. Being honored will be

WALTER FRICKE – Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Founder/AirBoss Veterans Airlift Command.

ROBERT D. HODGE – WWII veteran and a Game Warden pilot, with an extensive career in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

BARBARA MACK – Renowned Minnesota flight instructor, FAA designated aviation examiner, holding a multitude of type ratings.

JOHN J. PARKER – WWII combat veteran with a distinguished career with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a Game Warden pilot.

RANDALL L. SOHN – An Air National Guard and North Central pilot, who was pivotal in establishing the Southern Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.

ROBERT D. WIPLINGER – Minnesota aviation businessman and manufacturer of Wipline Floats, and creator of the FireBoss fire-fighting aircraft.

Details for the banquet will be posted on the Hall of Fame website at

Brandon Montanye
Chairman, MAHOF

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