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.

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Leo J. Kohn Photography Collection

Digitization and Preservation Project

Leo J. Kohn Photography Collection

Digitization and Preservation Project

William A. "Bill" Blank

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Dr. Bill Blank is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and a retired ophthalmologist. As a pilot he has about 5400 hours, and is certified as an ATP, SEL, SES, MEL, CFII and private pilot helicopter. A retired aerobatic pilot, he has given about 1500 hours of aerobatic instruction. He has had a surface air show waiver for 28 years and has flown 198 performances, most in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin's Aviation Museums

March 30 John Dorcey

A recent article published by Travel+Leisure (March 14, 2024) named the “Ten Best Aviation Museums Around the US” got us thinking about our many aviation museum visits. The article’s list included two museums that we haven’t visited.

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National Naval Aviation Museum NAS Pensacola