Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet to be held April 25

The 26th annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Ramada/Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.

This year’s inductees include Larry Diffley, Bemidji native, FBO and entrepreneur; Robert Gilruth, NASA engineer and director of Johnson Space Flight Center during early manned launches; Brigadier General Leo Goodrich, Air Guard pilot and Assistant MN Adjutant General-Air; Frank Judd, early NWA pilot, Superintendent of Northern Region and NWA executive; Robert Rishovd, Viet Nam veteran and Minnesota helicopter service pioneer; Lieutenant Colonel John Voth, Air Corps instructor and founder of the St. Cloud Aero Club.

In addition to the inductees, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will present 2015 awards to Jack El Hai for Best Aviation Writing by a Minnesotan and to Steve Hustad for Best Aviation Art by a Minnesotan and also present monetary scholarships to young adults entering into aviation careers.

Go to Hall of Fame Banquet to register by April 8.