Utah Aviation Hall of Fame


About the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame


The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame is located near the front entrance of the Hill Aerospace Museum. The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals in the State of Utah who have distinguished themselves through heroic accomplishments as civil or military aviators or by fostering exceptionally noteworthy advances in the State of Utah’s aviation programs.

The overarching goal of this program is to cultivate public appreciation for the contributions of such worthy individuals to the cause of air power and to encourage the continued development of aviation throughout the State .

The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame was renovated in 2016 with funding from the 2015 session of the Utah State Legislature and with a generous gift from The ALSAM Foundation from Salt Lake City.

In 1996, Governor Mike Leavitt provided official recognition of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame and proclaimed 32nd Flight (Pioneer), Order of Daedalians, the National Fraternity of Military Pilots, as the sponsor and custodial agency for the program.

Thirteen initial Hall of Fame inductees were enshrined in 1996 when the Hall of Fame found a home within the Hill Aerospace Museum. Each year around Memorial Day, a new member is inducted and a ceremony held at the Museum. To date, 30 individuals have been honored by induction into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. 

Utah Aviation Hall of Fame

Utah Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

Major General Orvil A. Anderson

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Bloomquist

General John Kenneth Cannon

Vern and Jessie Carter

Brigadier General Darrell Stuart Cramer

Major General William E. Creer

Emmett “Cyclone” Davis

Colonel Glenn Todd Eagleston

Captain Richard Taylor Eastmond

Colonel Bernard F. Fisher

Jacob Edwin Garn

Senator Jake Garn

Lieutenant Commander William E. Hall

Colonel Gail Halvorsen

Robert H. Hinckley

Colonel Lorin Lavar Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Dale Jolley

Major John A. Lindquist

Colonel Willard R. Macfarlane

Colonel Russell L. Maughan

Ardeth “Art” Mortensen

Alberta Hunt Nicholson

Lieutenant Colonel Chase J. Nielsen

Major General Chesley Gordon Peterson

Major Alden P. Rigby

Lieutenant General Marc C. Reynolds

Brigadier General Richard Condie Sanders

Brigadier General Robert V. Spencer

Colonel Walter T. Stewart

Captain Harold A. Sweet

Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets

Lieutenant Wendell Van Twelves

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Utah Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees, Gail Halvorsen, Dale Jolley, Bernard Fisher