Our mission is to inspire and capture the imagination by connecting people with the story of air and space in Virginia.
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SHANNON AIR MUSEUM
Come see the latest addition to the Shannon Air Museum fleet: The "Stars and Stripes" DC3
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The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame was created to commemorate and preserve outstanding aviation contributions made in Virginia or by Virginians.
On display, one of the rarest collections of aircraft in the world. The museum has the only Vultee V1A, in the world, as well as many other artifacts.
Join A VAHS Chapter:
Pick one close to you and attend a meeting. We have Chapters in the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Warrenton and Richmond. Click here, for details or call 540-376-3265.
Welcome New VAHS Members
- Liam Sullivan, Williamsburg (2019 Capt Worley scholarship recipient)
- Mike Grinnan, Fredericksburg
Our Fundraising Goal for 2023 is $40,000
Thank you for our recent donations: Ira and Nicole Grinnan, Ira and Nicole Grinnan, Mike Kenna, Nancy Miller, Gary Allen, Dutch Rauch, Ann Criswell
The National Air and Space Museum Archives holds large digitized collections highlighting the contributions of high-profile women, ranging from aviators Louise McPhetridge Thaden and the Ninety-Nines to astronauts Sally K.
Pilot taken to hospital after plane crashes in Buckhannon area by DANIEL BURBANK, JEFF MORRIS | February 18th 2023, 7:58 PM EST UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED, 8:41 p.m.
The idea for the society was fostered by Morton W. Lester, a well-known Virginia aviation enthusiast from Martinsville, who saw the need to preserve and display rapidly disappearing aviation artifacts in Virginia.
Lester soon found other Virginians who shared his vision to establish a Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society. On Nov. 30, 1977, that vision became a reality when the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society was launched by a group of interested Virginia citizens.
The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame
The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame was created to commemorate and preserve outstanding aviation contributions made in Virginia or by Virginians. Each year, the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society Board of Directors selects one or more individuals for recognition and induction into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Member
William M. Davenport, Sr.*
Get involved today… Join The Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society!
The VAHS is committed to preserving aviation history and educating the general public of the many contributions Virginia has made and is making to the development of aviation and aerospace.
SUPPORT THE SOCIETY
Support the VAHS with a donation, membership or volunteering.
A few easy ways YOU can help promote the VAHS:
1) Suggest to your local newspaper that the VAHS can be profiled in a short article, including information on how to join the Society. All of the VAHS office contact information is located inside the front cover of this newsletter; all you have to do is pass that information along.
2) If you have a special aviation event coming up—let us know. The VAHS has attractive new materials and light-weight display banners that are easy-to-transport and set up, along with our free Hall of Fame DVD’s that are more popular than candy! Simply contact the VAHS Office Manager, Sue Baker, to give the date of your event and check on availability of the VAHS materials and display, (540) 376-3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Gift Memberships–The VAHS is eager to reach new members to enhance and sustain our aviation history audience—our life-blood. Give a friend or student a gift membership today!
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