Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame elects new members to board of directors

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame Press Release | July 12, 2018

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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame has elected new members of its board of directors, following its annual general meeting, held June 8, 2018, in Calgary, Alta.

Head and shoulders photo of Sheridan
Rod Sheridan has been re-elected as chairman of the board of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. CAHF Photo

Bob Payne has been elected to a three-year term as a director and has been named secretary of the board. He replaces Miriam Kavanagh, who has served two terms, the maximum allowed by Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

Rick Flynn will replace Lynn Hamilton for the one year remaining in her term. He will then be eligible for a further two terms on the board. Flynn is executive vice-president and chief corporate development officer for Chorus Aviation Inc.

Chairman of the board Rod Sheridan, and directors Gordon Burturelli and Craig Richmond have been re-elected to the board.

Detailed biographies of the members of the Board of Directors can be found on the Hall’s website.

Brief History of The Hall

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame office is located at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alta., south of Edmonton.

The hall’s displays are located in the museum’s hangar. The hall was founded in 1973 and its inductees have come from all across Canada, having led extraordinary lives as military and civilian pilots, doctors, scientists, inventors, engineers, astronauts and administrators.

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame strives to increase the public’s understanding and interest in aviation history by making its displays, archives, records and artifacts accessible to current and future generations.

The heroism and courage embodied in the members of the hall serve to kindle the spirit of adventure in Canada’s youth.

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  1. The Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame should really change its name to the Canadian Pilots Hall of Fame. There have been very few if any Aircraft Maintenance Engineers inducted into the hall. It cant really be an Aviation Hall of Fame if it does not induct AME’s.

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