EAA Inducts New Hall Of Famers

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Eight people who have made varied contributions to aviation were named to the EAA's Halls of Fame at a banquet in Oshkosh, Wis., last Friday. "These inductees represent the best that recreational aviation has to offer and serve as an example for everyone involved in flying," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "Those of us active in aviation today recognize their commitment and passion for flying. We are honored to welcome them as our newest inductees to the EAA Halls of Fame." The new inductees were Chester L. Peek, noted author and restorer of vintage aircraft; Randy Schlitter, founder of RANS Aircraft; Debby Rihn-Harvey, eight-time women's national aerobatic champion; Michael Markowski, author of numerous books about ultralights; Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty's flight academy and pilot shops; and Wilson Connell "Connie" Edwards, chief stunt pilot for the movie Battle of Britain. Posthumous inductions were William Kershner, author and instructor who taught aerobatics to more than 600 pilots; and Wolfgang Langewiesche, author of the book Stick and Rudder.

Cirrus Design CEO Alan Klapmeier was the main speaker for the induction dinner. More details, pictures, and videos from the event are available online at EAA's Web site.