Homebuilders Hall of Fame

Nomination Form


2019 Inductee

Robert “Bob” Nuckolls, EAA 205021

Bob Nuckolls

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Bob Nuckolls earned an amateur radio license in the seventh grade and launched an enthusiastic study of the electronic arts throughout his teen years. He was hired as an electronics technician by Boeing right out of high school.

Bob has installed and maintained two-way radio systems, taught electronics to Navy recruits, learned technical writing and illustration at Cessna, and designed hospital patient transport equipment. He entered general aviation engineering in Wichita with Electro-Mech Inc. While at EMI, Bob earned his pilot certificate and has accumulated 850 hours as pilot in command.

Throughout his 46-year career, Bob was employed by every airframe manufacturer in Wichita at least once. The seeds of Bob’s publication, The AeroElectric Connection, took root during his first trip to EAA Oshkosh in 1986. About that time, he began working with online aviation special interest groups starting with the CompuServe AVSIG forum and then the Matronics.com lists. He has written numerous articles for EAA Sport Aviation and Kitplanes magazines and sold more than 20,000 copies of his book.

He retired from Beech Aircraft in 2007 as the lead subject matter expert in electrics. Bob remains active online and services a select clientele with design work.

Previous Inductees

2018

Darryl Murphy    

2017

Rob Hickman    

2016

Jim Bede    

2015

Tom Hamilton    

2014

George Pereira    

2013

Phillip J. Lockwood



2012

Wes Schmid

1998

Curtis Pitts

2011

Ed Fisher

 

Burt Rutan

2010

Dean Wilson

 

Bill Warwick

2009

Lance A. Neibauer

1997

Harold Best-Devereux

2008

John W. Dyke

 

William W. Ghan

2007

Randy Schlitter

 

Ladislao Pazmany

2006

Edgar Lesher

1996

Sam Burgess

 

Bill Schramm

 

Nicholas D’Apuzzo

2005

Robert Bushby

 

Ed Heath

2004

Pete Bowers

 

Volmer Jensen

 

Bob Whittier

1995

Tony Bingelis

2003

William Chana

 

Molt Taylor

2002

Ken Brock

 

John Thorp

 

Jack Cox

1994

Robert Burbick

2001

John Monnett

 

Bernie Pietenpol

2000

Jean Delemontez

 

Ray Stits

 

Leslie Long

1993

George Bogardus

1999

Chris Heintz

 

Paul H. Poberezny

 

Richard VanGrunsven

 

Steve Wittman

 

Henri Mignet

 

 

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