Aviation legends to be inducted into hall of fame

The Daily Advertiser - 4th November 2016

A host of legendary high-flying figures will be inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) later this month.

This year marks the fifth wave of inductions into the hall of fame, with the ceremony to take place at the Temora Aviation Museum on November 12.

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Legends' Hall of Fame honour HIGH FLYERS


The Temora Independent - 15th November 2016
Five legends of the skies were inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame over the weekend, with the Temora Aviation Museum setting the scene for the event.

More than 200 guests packed into the Museum for the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame's (AAHOF) Gala Induction Dinner, the first time it has been held outside of Wagga.

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Giants of aviation industry honoured

The Daily Advertiser - 10th November 2014
Six more names were added to the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday night, honouring significant contribution to civil aviation.

The inductees were the founder of Ansett Airlines, Sir Reginald Ansett, the first controller of civil aviation Horace Brinsmead, test pilot and aircraft designer Harry Hawker, agricultural aviation pioneer Colin Pay, world champion glider and instructor Ingo Renner and flying instructor Senja Robey...

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Dick Smith inducted into Hall of Fame

The Daily Advertiser - 18th November 2013

ICONIC aviation pioneer and entrepreneur Dick Smith was inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Wagga on Saturday night.

Mr Smith was recognised along with eight other legends of the industry including Sir Lawrence Wackett, regarded by many as the father of the industry in Australia, and Freda Thompson, the first Australian woman to fly solo from England to Australia for their contribution to aviation.

Mr Smith said it had been an honour to be inducted into the hall of fame, which is now in its second year.

"I really don't quite put myself into the class of the founders of Qantas, who've done some exceptional things for Australia," he said.

"I think I was the only living person inducted and I'm very proud."

Saturday's dinner, held at Charles Sturt University, was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss...

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Men of sky to be honoured

Daily Advertiser - 16th November 2013

NINE inductees will soar into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) at a gala dinner in Wagga tonight.

From aviator and entrepreneur Dick Smith to the inventor of the aircraft "black box" and the founders of Qantas, some incredible feats will be recognised

At least 160 guests are expected to attend, including deputy prime minister Warren Truss who will present the Southern Cross Award for outstanding contribution to aviation to Qantas Airways Limited.Deputy chairman of the AAHOF, Geoff Breust, said descendents of inductees will travel from across the country to honour legends of the aviation industry...

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Hall of Fame looks to click with site revamp

The Australian - 15th November 2013

THE Australian Aviation Hall of Fame hopes to further raise its profile with the launch of a new website as it inducts Qantas Airways and nine individuals at its second annual gala dinner...

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Hall calls out, Smith flies in

The Daily Advertiser - 7th December 2012
AUSTRALIAN business icon Dick Smith could be among the next group of inductees to the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AHOF).

The nomination period for next year’s inductees opened recently and Mr Smith is the first name to have been put forward.

Mr Smith’s impressive CV includes achievements such as making the first solo helicopter flight around the world.

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Boomerang wings way to pioneer fame

The Australian - September 21st 2012
THE ingenuity of the first Australians was recognised last weekend at the inaugural Australian Aviation Hall of Fame Awards, with a special recognition award for inventing the boomerang.

The award to indigenous Australians recognised the design and practical use of the aerofoil in the traditional throwing stick and was one of the surprises in the gala night at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

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Whole region recognised

The Daily Advertiser - September 17, 2012
THE inaugural inductions into Australia’s first Aviation Hall of Fame saw almost 200 people from across the country come together at Charles Sturt University on Saturday night.

This, combined with a visit from the Governor-General in Temora and a national conference by Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM), meant it was a weekend full of activity in the Riverina.

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Weekend full of flights, footy, fun

The Daily Advertiser - 15th September 2012
A GALA dinner to honour the inaugural inductees into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) at Charles Sturt University tonight headlines what is set to be a bumper weekend across the region.

In attendance will be the sole living member of the inaugural hall of fame, Max Hazelton, and relatives of the deceased inductees.
Mr Hazelton said he was surprised and honoured to be inducted into the AAHOF alongside some of the industry's most legendary figures, such as Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.

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Hail 'Never Give Up Airwoman'

The Australian - September 7th, 2012
An underappreciated heroine of our pioneering aviation days will be among the first inductees to the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame at its inaugural dinner in Wagga Wagga in NSW next weekend.

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Pioneers gets Hall of Fame off the ground

The Australian - 30th September 2011.
THE man with the box kites, Lawrence Hargrave, has become the first inductee of the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame, and organisers are calling for more nominations.

The hall's website is now live and accepting nominations for people who have made an outstanding contribution to aviation in Australia.

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