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.
To nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, submit the below Nomination Form and ancillary information to: O.C. Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org Call 801-721-6071 with questions.
The inductee videos are produced by the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah to recognize the accomplishments, heroic activities, and contributions of members of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. Their impact on aviation in the State of Utah, the United States Air Force, and Hill Air Force Base are monumental and have left their mark in history.
|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|
|Colonel Emmett S. “Cyclone” Davis|
|Colonel Glenn Todd Eagleston|
|Captain Richard Taylor Eastmond|
|Colonel Bernard F. Fisher|
|Jacob Edwin Garn|
|Senator Edwin J. "Jake" Garn|
|Lieutenant Commander William E. Hall|
|Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen|
|Robert H. Hinckley|
|Ensign Hans Lundby Jensen, Jr.|
|Colonel Lorin L. Johnson|
|Lieutenant Colonel Clifford D. Jolley|
|Major John A. Lindquist|
|Colonel Willard R. Macfarlane|
|Colonel Russell L. Maughan|
|Ardeth “Art” Mortensen|
|Alberta H. Nicholson|
|Lieutenant Colonel Chase J. Nielsen|
|Major General Chesley G. Peterson|
|Major Alden P. Rigby|
|Lieutenant General Marc C. Reynolds|
|Brigadier General Richard C. Sanders|
|Brigadier General Robert V. Spencer|
|Colonel Walter T. Stewart|
|Captain Harold A. Sweet|
|Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets|
|Lieutenant Wendell Van Twelves|