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EAA introduces 2023 Sport Aviation Halls of Fame class

Five inductees welcomed November 9, representing unique segments of aviation

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (August 19, 2023) — The Experimental Aircraft Association Sport Aviation Halls of Fame continue to grow as five new inductees will be honored as part of the 2023 class. The five inductees each represent a different area of aviation – homebuilders, ultralights, the International Aerobatic Club, the Vintage Aircraft Association, and EAA Warbirds of America.

The 2023 inductees include:

  • EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Neal Loving (posthumous) – a pioneer Black aviator, aircraft designer, homebuilder, and aerospace engineer known for designing the WR-1 midget racer, also known as “Loving’s Love”
  • International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame: Lew Shattuck – 1978 IAC National Champion in the Unlimited category, flew in regional and national competitions until the age of 85
  • Warbirds of America Hall of Fame: Charles “Chuck” Greenhill (posthumous) – famed restorer of warbird aircraft including the only surviving Grumman J2F-4 Duck from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame: John Parish Sr. – co-founder of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum
  • EAA Ultralights Hall of Fame: Paul Mather – President of M-Squared Aircraft, creators of the Breese X/L ultralight vehicle

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 halls of fame are selected by their peers for myriad contributions made to their respective areas of aviation.

EAA will honor the new inductees at a dinner ceremony on November 9, 2023, in the Eagle Hangar of the EAA Aviation Museum.

More information on each inductee can be found at EAA.org/HallofFame

About EAA
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