October 31, 2013 - EAA will recognize five esteemed aviators who will be inducted into the EAA Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 14, at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They include Frank Beagle of Kankakee, Illinois (posthumous), EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame; Bill Adams of Waukesha, Wisconsin (posthumous), International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame; Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame; Lee Lauderback of Orlando, Florida, Warbirds of America Hall of Fame; and Phillip J. Lockwood of Sebring, Florida, EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. (See full bios)
"Each of these five individuals has made a unique contribution to the world of flight that has benefited all of us," said Charlie Becker, EAA's communities manager. "These inductees serve as an example for everyone involved in flying and represent the best that recreational aviation has to offer. We recognize their commitment and passion for flying and are honored to welcome them into the EAA Halls of Fame."
In addition, Judy Mueller, of Random Lake, Wisconsin, will receive the Henry Kimberly Spirit of Leadership Award for her efforts on behalf of EAA and the local community. Mueller has long been involved as a volunteer in AirVenture activities, including as a chairman for Theater in the Woods evening programs at Oshkosh.
A limited number of tickets remain for the dinner and program, which begins with a 6 p.m. reception. Tickets are priced at $50 each and are available for order online or by calling 920-426-6823.