VIRGINIA AERONAUTICAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY (VAHS)

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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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.

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COME SEE THE ONLY VULTEE V-1A IN THE WORLD!

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.

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Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society

Kenneth R. (Ken) Scott has passed away

Hall of Fame 2011

Kenneth R. (Ken) Scott, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia died peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
To read Legacy Obituary, please click here. To read more about Ken Scott, click here.

Aviation News

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
2023 Recent Donations

  • Ann Criswell (in honor of her husband late husband, NNMP member Floyd Criswell)

About The Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society

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.

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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.

VAHS Aviation Hall of Fame Fredericksburg, Va

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Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Member
Jeanne Pedigo
Inducted: 2003

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.

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SUPPORT THE SOCIETY

Support the VAHS with a donation, membership or volunteering.

Donate Now: Our Fundraising Goal for 2023 is $40,000

The 2023 Annual Fund Campaign is under way! Every dollar is appreciated!

2023 Donations: Ann Criswell (in honor of her husband late husband, NNMP member Floyd Criswell)

Help the VAHS in preserving Virginia’s Aviation History to inspire and capture the imagination by connecting people with the story of air and space in Virginia. The annual fund donation provides an opportunity to give special recognition in the “Virginia Eagles” newsletter for those gifts of $100 or more. Corporate matching gifts count toward your total annual contribution.

Special recognition to those who helped us reach our goal in 2022: Gary W. Allen, Col. Richard L. Anderson, Troy G. Arnold, Jr., Willard R. Bischoff, Buz Carpenter, Harold E. Case, Anthony Cassese, Gloria Champine, Norman Leroy Crabill, Van E. Crosby, Luke Curtas, David Darrah, Robert A. Dillon, Charles L. Duckworth, Carl D. Fisher, Greg Fletcher, Mark K. Flynn, Richard Genaille Jr., Dean Gould, Michael P. Grim, Ira D. Grinnan, Jr., William E. Haymes, Sr., Joe L. Hoyle, Dave Huss, Jay M. Ipson, Christopher E. Johnson, Henry L. Kelley, Tom Lintner, Nancy Miller, Cliff & Jody Nelson, Bud Oakey, William Osborne, Joseph M. Parker, Kenneth Rauch, Don Serio, Ron Smith, William Shelton, Tom Silhersiepe, Judith H. Sparks, J. Phillip Stubbs, Morton G. Thalhimer, Jr., Ray Tyson, Col. Frank Gannon Wickersham III, Thomas James Woodburn, Elizabeth Yenni, David L. Young, Patrick Weakland, Jim VanLuven, Charles Russell, Ann Criswell, Ron Gatewood

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 vahsonline@gmail.com.

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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