AHEC Presents the Aviation Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Phase I

I know that it has been a while since our last bit of news, but we wanted to wait until we had something really good to tell you.

Phase one of the Hall of Fame has been completed. It does not look quite like what was originally planned, but it is a fitting tribute to the inducted aviators.

The Hall of Fame is in the main terminal of the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport by Subway.

Thanks to Chris Bildilli for the photographs of the Wall.

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Aviation History Educational Center – MEDIA RELEASE

Aviation History Educational Center (AHEC) is a relatively new organization dedicated in bringing to the public, the awareness, preservation and history of past aviation associated people, programs, and artifacts, both civilian and military of Illinois.   AHEC goals will include the services and activities that offer education, awareness and direction to the general public and to future aviation and space related opportunities of class room associated youth for future career development.   AHEC board of directors and their advisory council is based in and located at Springfield Illinois Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

Several programs being developed, one of which, is a “Wall of Fame” that will include individual Illinois inductees to the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame and the Illinois Military Aviation Hall of Fame to be housed initially at Capital Airport in Springfield Illinois public terminal.   Long range goals being developed include a mobile space flight and intercellular simulator made available to school students.

A range of AHEC funding programs being established and developed will be ongoing as will an airport based facility to house and display Illinois Aviation related artifacts collections and donations for view and study by the public.  This will include static displays of aircraft and related equipment and components.

General public membership is open to youth and adults with opportunities for a broad range of volunteerism.   Watch local media for announcements of AHEC Advisory Council meetings dates, times, and location.

For additional information and timely updates visit the AHEC web page at: www.ilaviationhistorymuseum.org   for additional information and participation please contact K. Gene Beenenga, President at: president@ilaviationhistorymuseum.org