37th Annual Investiture Dinner and Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the soaring achievements of aviation legends at the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony – where history takes flight!

Collecting and Preserving Wisconsin's Aviation History

Welcome to the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, a membership organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Wisconsin aviation news and history. Learn about the men and women who are making aviation history in Wisconsin and beyond.

Become a member/supporter today so that together we can continue to honor those who advance and enhance aviation in our state. Because Wisconsin aviators need heroes, too.

Stearman Smile

Hotshot of the month - Orland Corben

In the mid-1920s, he designed and built a small single cockpit parasol-wing airplane he called the "Baby Ace" and marketed it as a kit. Next came the two-seater "Junior Ace" and, in 1931, a move to the North Street Airport in Madison, Wisconsin. The "Ace" models were easy-to-build, dependable, sporty little aircraft, well suited for the homebuilder.

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Wings Over Wisconsin

Sept. 27

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has a "Passport Program" that encourages pilots to visit all of Wisconsin's public use airports. Steve Benesh of Oshkosh was awarded the top prize, a leather flight jacket, at the Wisconsin Aviation Conference held last week in Appleton.

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Northern Wisconsin from above