The Experimental Aircraft Association recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on November 10 during an induction ceremony at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The five aviators each represent a spectrum of aviation within the EAA community and have achieved notable successes within their particular realm of flight:
- EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame: Tracy Knauss of Chattanooga, Tennessee
- International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame: Robert Armstrong of Bishop, Georgia
- Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame: Phil Coulson of Lawton, Michigan
- Warbirds of America Hall of Fame: Doug Champlin (posthumous)
- EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Jim Bede (posthumous)
The EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame were established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women in aviation who share the spirit of EAA and its community. Those inducted into the hall of fame are selected by their peers for the myriad contributions made to their respective areas of aviation.
In addition, Don and Joanie Moder of Appleton, Wisconsin, received the Henry Kimberly Spirit of Leadership Award for their efforts on behalf of EAA and the local community. Don Moder has been a longtime grounds crew volunteer at the EAA Aviation Center, while Joanie Moder has volunteered in the retail and merchandise areas.