Qantas founders Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinnes and Fergus McMaster are among the leading historical figures to be inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) during a gala dinner in Wagga Wagga later this month.
“The inductees were people who have not only achieved incredible feats personally but have also made outstanding contributions to the development of aviation,” said AAHOF chairman Steve Padgett.
Other inductees will include aircraft designer Lawrence Wackett, Antarctic explorer Hubert Wilkins, black box inventor David Warren and aviators Freda Thompson and Dick Smith, while the Hall of Fame’s prestigious Southern Cross Award for “an organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to aviation” will be presented to Qantas Airways.
Tickets are still available for the gala dinner, to be held at Charles Sturt University’s Joyes Hall, on Saturday November 16. Visit the Aviation Hall of Fame website here for further details.
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