The Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) announced today that the organisation has reached agreement with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) to co-locate its planned permanent home and display within the HARS hangar complex on the Shellharbour Illawarra Regional Airport.
AAHOF was created to publicly recognise the outstanding achievements of the many men, women and organisations who have contributed so much to aviation and aerospace over the years and to seek for opportunities to inspire our future generations.
Founded in Wagga Wagga in 2010 with the support of its founding sponsors and Wagga Wagga City Council, to date AAHOF has inducted thirty-one individuals and five organisations with a growing list of potential worthy recipients for the future.
The Hall of Fame has wide recognition within the aviation industry for its endeavours to “Honour the Past and Inspire the Future”
The Chairman of AAHOF Steve Padgett said: ” There was a commitment to our sponsors and supporters that we would create a permanent home and a specific purpose display for AAHOF. After seeking proposals from various locations around Australia, we were delighted to find that our objectives and interests and those of HARS were closely associated; enabling us to jointly form a relationship for the benefit of both organisations and to those who support both HARS and the Hall of Fame. I would like to thank HARS president Bob De La Hunty, his board and Shellharbour City Council for their enthusiasm and commitment to join with us to make this a reality.”
Over coming months AAHOF will work with HARS to design and construct a display area which will highlight past and future inductees, accommodate relevant material and plan for long term strategy and development of the display.