Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame...


The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame is a nonprofit, publicly supported, tax exempt organization dedicated to honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, and/or advancement of aviation in Wyoming.  The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 through efforts of R.R. "Red" Kelso, a veteran Wyoming pilot.  The first four honorees were inducted in 1995.  Since 1995, one nominee has been inducted annually.

The Aeronautics Commission selects the new inductee each year from the nominations submitted by the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame.  The number of inductees is limited to enhance the honor of being selected.

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame also collects aviation historical artifacts for display to educate the public on Wyoming's significant role in aviation's early days.  The Hall of Fame centerpiece display case is currently located in the Cheyenne Airport Terminal building and houses a wide selection of early Wyoming aviation memorabilia.  The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame also maintains an archive including pilot biographies, which is available for researchers in Laramie at the American Heritage Center.

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame is dependent upon individual contributions to finance its operations. Charitable, tax-deductible donations can be sent to the president at the address below.

Anyone wishing to submit a nomination may obtain an application package by contacting John Waggener, president of the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame.  Tax exempt contributions may also be sent to the following address:

Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame
Attn: John Waggener
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-2563