• October

      9

      2021
    • 76

    Francis Gary Powers, Spy Pilot Honored Posthumously

    Francis Gary Powers, the central figure in an international clash between the United States and the then-Soviet Union in 1960, when his U2 spy plane was downed on a secret mission, is to be posthumously inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. Powers will receive the honor at a dinner and

    • October

      8

      2021
    • 79

    Society Honors Lynchburg Astronaut Leland Devon Melvin

    Leland Devon Melvin, whose spectacular college football performances pointed toward a life playing for pro teams, instead found his niche in a life in space with NASA. In a wide-ranging career featuring two space flights aboard the Space Shuttle providing support for the International Space Station, Melvin gained fame and won acclaim for that and

    • October

      7

      2021
    • 68

    Randall P Burdette Wins Acclaim

    Randall P Burdette, widely known in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fredericksburg area aviation circles, is to be honored by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society for his contributions and accomplishments not only in civil aviation but in U.S. Army aviation, as well. On November 13, Burdette will be inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of

    • October

      6

      2021
    • 66

    Thank you to everyone for your support…

    THE VIRGINIA AVIATION HALL OF FAME was created by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society with the two-fold purpose of honoring those Virginians who have made significant and lasting contributions to aviation while preserving their stories for future generations. Since 1978 The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame has been an integral part of the VAHS mission

    • October

      5

      2021
    • 60

    Captain Earle Worley Scholarship 2021 Award Winners

    Captain Earle Worley Scholarship 2021 Award winners VAHS is proud to announce the 2021 winners of the Captain Earle Worley Scholarship. The competition for these awards gats stronger each year and this year we had many wee-qualified applicants. The choices were made based upon several criteria, including interests, academics, and need, using a scoring process

    • October

      4

      2021
    • 73

    Vectors, Tom Woodburn, Chairman of the Board

    It is nice to report that with the easing of the Covid-19 scare the fly-in season has returned in full force for 2021. Sun and Fun was a success and  several of our members reported The EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh was well attended.  I have noted that the National Capital Wing of the Commemorative

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