Mission:

Every year the Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes 3 individuals who came from New Jersey who have made a major contribution to NJ’s aerospace industry. 


Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), 
Inducted 01/10/1973
An American aviator who made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop.



Amelia Earhart
Inducted 1973
Amelia Earhart (Born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
           


1973
Floyd Bennett
Clarence D. Chamberlin
William Diehl
Amelia Earhart
Edward Gorski
Aaron “Duke” Krantz
Charles A. Lindbergh
Clyde Pangborn
Fred L. Wehran
Wittemann Brothers

1974
Frederick W. Bohlander
Anthony Fokker
William A. Hartig
Jack O. Webster
Donald G. Borg
1975
Bernt Balchen
O.R. “Ted” Hebert
Juan T. Trippe
Roger O. Williams
1976
Bert Acosta
George DeGarmo
Ivan Gates
Arthur Godfrey


1977
Samuel C. Barnitt
Louis G. Ranley
Ben B. Rock
Charles “Slim” West
1978
Kay A. Brick
Henry Geleski
Julia Gorski
R.B.C. Noorduyn
1979
George Hicha
William J. Picune
Royal French Ryder
John E. Thomson
1980
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Dr. Solomon Andrews
Boland Brothers
A. Raymond Brooks
Charles E. Rosendahl
Gill Robb Wilson


1981
Ralph S. Barnaby
Robert N. Buck
Robert L. Copsey
Charles Healy Day
Charles F. Durant
Kenneth R. Unger
1982
Leo Loudenslager
Thomas B. McGuire, Jr.
Walter M. Schirra
1983
Jules DeCrescenzo
Herbert O. Fisher
Francis R. Gerard
Thomas A. Murchio
Thomas W. Robertson

1984
Robert J. Collier
Harold Curtis
Charles S. Jones
William E. Rhode
1985
Chester J. Decker
Malcolm S. Forbes
Dr. Albert E. Forsythe
Thor Solberg

1986
Jack Elliot
Henry J. Esposito
Phillip J. Landi
Dean C. Smith
1987
Silvio Cavalier
Paul Garber
Oliver Simmons
Kathryn Sullivan
1988
Frederick W. Castle
John T. McCoy
Ruth R. Nichols
Harry A. Nordheim

1989
Cornelius J. Kraissl
Louis T. Reichers
Donald J. Strait
Stanley Switlik
1990
Edwin E. Aldrin Sr.
William J. Conrad
Walter M. Hartung
Frederick Kuhnert
1991
Richard C. Dehmel
John M. Habermann
Robert E. Johnson
George Walker
1992
Keith Ferris
Marjorie M. Gray
Frank A. Hill
William M. Voorhis Sr.
1993
Jean Pierre Blanchard
Robert R. Golem
H. V. Pat Reilly
Russell L. Schweickart
Neville E. Watson
1994
James Holahan
William A. Hughes
Michael J. Jackson
Charles Lanier Lawrance


1995
Patrick T. Marotta
Paul G. Styger
David A. Van Dyke
Adm. Hugh Dennis Wisely
1996
Vincent J. Burnelli
Thomas J. O’Malley
Richard Switlik, Sr.
1997
Arlene B. Feldman
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Kenneth A. Walsh
James H. Wyld


1998
Richard E. Byrd
Fred S. Chamberlin
John S. Penn Sr.
Rev. Russell R. White
1999
Philip Engle
Adm. William F. Halsey
Terry J. Hart
Jo Kotula
2000
Benjamin R. Cascio
Charles J. Fletcher
Bernice Falk Haydu
Herbert D. Kelleher

2001
Roy LaGrone
George Meade
John W. Olcott
Issac Schlossbach

2002
Fred Feldman
Harry Hamlen
Oliver LeBoutillier
Barry Schiff
2003
George W. Brush
William T. Larkin
2004
Michael Bachik Jr.
E.B. Berlinrut
William M. Fritsche
Walter Szeeley


2005
Maj. Gen Richard C. Cosgrave
Anthony DiStefano
Col. Earl W. Estelle
Maj. Gen. Richard F. Gills
2006
Donald A. Luscombe
James O. Plinton Jr.
George A. Vaughn Jr.
Lowell E. White

2007
John J. McNamara, Esq.
Col. Joseph J. Sofet, USAF
Dr. Calvin J. Spann
George V. Strickland

2008
Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox, Jr.
John Kenneth Forester
George Mennen
Lt. Col. Stephen Riethof
2009
Lt. General Raymond E. Johns, USAF
NASA Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly
NASA Space Shuttle Commander Scott E. Kelly
Major General Edward P. Mc Neff, USAF
2010
William (Bill) Dakota
Astronaut Mark L. Polansky
Aline Rhonie
Mitchell J. (Mike) Stoddard


2011
Howard Levy
Dr. Joseph Salvatore
William L. Mack
General Norton A. Schwartz
2012
Susan M. Baer
Henry M. Rowan
Robert H. Widmer
2013
Timothy A. Chopp
Neil J. Nederfield
Lt. Col. Thomas R. Vaucher