EAA Inducts Six To Hall Of Fame, You're Invited

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Oct. 16 will see six inducted into the EAA Hall of Fame: Lance Neibauer, the late Stephen Pitcairn, George Baker, Roy Pinner, Paul Sanderson, and, perhaps the most recognized, Bob Hoover. EAA says the group spans the range of aviation within the EAA membership, each achieving a level of notoriety "within their particular realm of flight." Neibauer made real the sleek Lancair kit-built designs, one of which one hung in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and others that evolved from the Lancair IV to become the Columbia and later Cessna Corvalis. Stephen Pitcairn passed away March 29, 2008, at the age of 83. He built on the legacy of his father Harold Pitcairn, who founded Pitcairn Aircraft, and served as a director of the EAA Aviation Foundation. Baker is noted for his contribution to EAA warbirds, Pinner to ultralights, and Sanderson to flight instruction. Hoover is recognized for his accomplishments in the military, as a test pilot and legendary airshow performer. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the EAA Hall of Fame induction dinner, at which Bob Hoover will speak. You'll need a ticket.

EAA's banquet honoring its Hall of Fame inductees will take place Oct. 16 at the EAA Aviation Center. Tickets are on sale for $50 each or for tables of 8 at $400. Check EAA's online Hall of Fame page for details.