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The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to honor and recognize individuals in the State of Utah who have contributed significantly to Utah aviation. These people have distinguished themselves through major contributions in advancing aviation or heroic accomplishments as civil or military aviators in and for the State of Utah.

It is the greater goal of this program is to foster public appreciation for the contributions of these individuals to the education of air power. Specifically, the continuing education and development of civil or general, commercial, and military aviation throughout the State.

The official recognition of the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame was proclaimed by the Governor in 1996. It Governor proclaimed the 32nd Flight (Pioneer), Order of Daedalians, the National Fraternity of Military Pilots, as the sponsor and custodial agency for the program. Honorees are inducted each year around Memorial Day.

The Utah Aviation Hall of Fame is located within the Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill AFB, UT (Interstate 15 Exit #338 / 5600 South Exit). Hours of operation are the same as those of the museum: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sundays and Mondays), closed December 24–25 for the Christmas Holiday and closed January 1 for New Years Day. Admission does not require entry onto Hill AFB and is free to the public.

Laurates of the Hall

In 1996, the original eleven inductees for the Hall of Fame were so honored when the Hall was established at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The current Administrator is Charles P. "Pat" Gilmore, Major, USAFR (Retired)

Current inductees

  1. Major General Orvil A. Anderson, USAF
  2. Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Bloomquist, AUS
  3. General John Kenneth Cannon, USAF
  4. Verenus "Vern" and Jessie Carter, Utah Aviation Pioneers
  5. Brigadier General Darrell Stuart Cramer, USAF
  6. Major General William E. Creer, USAF
  7. Colonel Emmett Smith "Cyclone" Davis, USAF (2016)
  8. Colonel Glenn Todd Eagleston, USAF
  9. Captain Richard Taylor Eastmond, USN
  10. Colonel Bernard F. Fisher, USAF
  11. Jacob Edwin Garn, Utah Aeronautic Commission
  12. Senator Jake Garn, BGEN Utah Air National Guard
  13. Lieutenant Commander William Edward Hall, USNR
  14. Colonel Gail Halvorsen, USAF
  15. Robert H. Hinckley, Civil Aviation
  16. Colonel Lorin Lavar Johnson, USAF
  17. Lieutenant Colonel Clifford D. Jolley, USAF
  18. Colonel Willard R. Macfarlane, USAF
  19. Colonel Russell L. Maughan, USAF
  20. Ardeth "Art" Mortensen, Civil Aviation
  21. Alberta Hunt Nicholson, WASP
  22. Lieutenant Colonel Chase J. Nielsen, USAF
  23. Major General Chesley Gordon Peterson, USAF
  24. Major Alden P. Rigby, USAF
  25. Brigadier General Richard Condie Sanders, USAF
  26. Colonel Walter T. Stewart, USAF
  27. Harold A. Sweet, China National Aviation Corporation
  28. Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets, USAF
  29. Lieutenant Wendell Van Twelves, USNR
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