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. The latest honoree, Emmett “Cyclone” Davis, was inducted during the Memorial Day weekend, 2016.
Utah Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees
Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist
Major General Orvil A. Anderson
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
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
Brigadier General Richard Condie Sanders
Colonel Walter T. Stewart
Captain Harold A. Sweet
Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets
Lieutenant Wendell Van Twelves