AMA Model Aviation Hall of Fame

Established in 1969, the Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made significant contributions to the sport of aeromodeling. Contributions may be in volunteer or administrative activities, product development, competition performance, or a variety or combination of activities. In January 2009, the Executive Council voted to change the name of the Model Aviation Hall of Fame to the AMA Model Aviation Hall of Fame.

The selection committee is composed of past and present AMA Presidents and one individual selected from each of the 11 districts by its respective Vice Presidents. Each year, a new class is inducted into the AMA Model Aviation Hall of Fame, and the winners are announced in Model Aviation magazine.

Any AMA member can submit a Hall of Fame nomination form. For a nomination form mailed to your home, or for further information, contact Erin Dobbs in the Programs department at (765) 287-1256, ext. 272. All nomination forms are due on March 31st of the election year.

For the 2014 season, forms are due on March 31, 2014.

Note: In 1971 and 1994, no Hall of Fame Awards were given.

Last Name

First Name

Year

State of Residence (if living)

Special Note 

Aberle

Robert F. (Bob)

1998

NY

 

Adamisin

Arthur (Art)

1999

MI

 

Alaback 

James E. (Jim)

2001

(deceased)

 

Albrecht

Jack R.

1998

CA

 

Alden

Lt. Harold W. (John)

1975

(deceased)

 

Aldrich

George M.

1984

(deceased)

 

Allen

Richard C. (Dick)

2011

NY

 

Anderson

Donald W. (Don)

2009

IL

 

Anderson

Mel

1981

(deceased)

 

Andrae

Ralph N.

2008

(deceased)

 

Andrews

Louis J. (Lou)

1981

(deceased)

 

Andrews

Merrick S. (Pete)

1993

(deceased)

 

Angus

Everett N.

1998

(deceased) 

5th AMA Pres 

Arden

Ray

2004

(deceased)

 

Armstrong

Neil A.

1997

(deceased)

 

Atkinson

Verlin (Bud)

2007

(deceased)

 

Atwood

William E.

1982

(deceased)

 

Axelrod

Sidney (Sid)

1980

(deceased)

 

Bassett

Maxwell B. (Max)

1983

(deceased)

 

Bauer

Charles (Charlie)

2002

IL

 

Beard Paul 2012    

Beatty

Frank W.

2006

IL

 

Benjamin

Robert A. (Bob)

2006

WA

 

Bennett Jim H. 2012    

Bennett

William G. (Bill)

2006

(deceased)

 

Beshar

Edward (Ed)

1999

(deceased)

 

Beshar

Joseph (Joe) J.

1990

NJ

 

Bienenstein

Robert A. (Bob)

2000

MI

 

Bilgri

Joseph

1989

(deceased)

 

Billett

Walter (Walt)

1969

(deceased)

 

Bishop

William (Bill)

1991

(deceased)

 

Blanchard

Willard S. (Woody) Jr.

1989

(deceased)

 

Bonner

Howard

1991

(deceased)

 

Boucher

Robert (Bob)

1995

CA

 

Boucher

Roland

2000

CA

 

Bowers

Hurst Gray

1992

(deceased)

 

Boyer

Paul

1990

(deceased)

 

Brebeck

Charles, Sr.

2009

(deceased)

 

Bridi

Joseph

1996

CA

 

Broberg

Orville (Dewey)

2010

FL 

 

Brodak

John G.

2011

PA

 

Brodbeck

John W.

1977

(deceased)

 

Brodersen

Hardy

2006

MI

 

Brooke

Dr. Ralph C., DDS

1995

(deceased)

 

Brown

David G. (Dave) 

2008

OH

22nd AMA Pres

Brown 

 George W., Jr.

2001

NY

 

Brown

Robert L. (Bob)

2006 

PA 

 

Brown 

William Likens (Bill) IV

1974

(deceased)

 

Brown

Capt. Willis C.

1969

(deceased)

1st AMA Pres

Bunch

Joel Danner (Dan)

2001

(deceased)

 

Burgdorf

Fred H.

2011

(deceased)

 

Bushey

Frank

1998

(deceased)

8th AMA Pres

Buso

George

1998

NY

 

Caddell

Walt

1985

(deceased)

 

Cahill

James B.(Jim)

1990

(deceased)

 

Calkin

Edward Daniel

2000

(deceased)

 

Cannon

William M. (Bill), Jr.

1996

(deceased)

 

Chaffee William Henry 2013 (deceased)  

Champine

Robert Apgar (Bob)

1993

(deceased)

 

Christensen

Scott

2008

(deceased)

 

Clark

Donald R. (Don)

1988

(deceased)

 

Clemens

John E. (Johnny)

1979

(deceased)

18th AMA Pres

Clough

Roy L. Jr.

1999

(deceased)

 

Cole

Henry A. (Hank)

2009

CA

 

Cover Hal 2012 CA  

Cox

Leroy M.

1981

(deceased)

 

Cummings

Frank L., Jr.

1987

(deceased)

 

Cunnyngham

Vic, Sr.

1995

(deceased)

 

Davidson

Larry

2006

VA

 

Davis

Robert (Bob)

2008

CT

 

deBolt

Harold (Hal)

1976

(deceased)

 

Denny

Reginald Leigh

2005

(deceased)

 

Dunham

Robert

1999

(deceased)

 

Effinger

William (Bill)

1986

(deceased)

 

Ehling

Frank V.

1976

(deceased)

 

Ehrhardt

Joseph Henry

2009

(deceased)

 

Elgin

Joseph (Joe)

2000

(deceased)

 

Enyart

William R.

1974

(deceased)

 

Evans

Bill

2006

CA

 

Everett

Dick

1986

(deceased)

 

Fiorenze

Robert (Bob)

2008

FL

 

Forbes Robert 2012    

Foreman

Charles (Chuck)

2006

FL

 

Foster

Joseph W.

1991

(deceased)

 

Fox

Duke

1978

(deceased)

 

Fries

Carl W.

1990

(deceased)

 

Frisoli

John D.

1999

(deceased)

 

Galbreath Doug 2013 CA  

Garcher

Frank

1989

(deceased)

 

Garzon

Frank

2011

(deceased)

 

Gialdini

Robert C. (Bob)

2000

WI

 

Gierke

Charles David (Dave)

2002

NY

 

Godfrey

Donald (Don)

2003

NY

 

Goldberg

Carl

1969

(deceased)

 

Good

Dr. Walter A. (Walt)

1969

(deceased)

11th AMA Pres

Gough

Bill

1988

(deceased)

 

Grant

Charles Hampson

1969

(deceased)

 

Gray

David (Dave)

2008

IL

 

Gretz

Mike

2007

IA

 

Grigg

John

1998

(deceased) 

20th AMA Pres

Guillow

Paul K.

1986

(deceased)

 

Haffke

Henry A.

2010

NY 

 

Hagen

Horace G.

2010

NJ

 

Hamburg

Merrill C.

1976

(deceased)

 

Hannan

William C. (Bill)

1987

CA

 

Hansen

Richard M. (Dick)

2010

OR 

 

Hard

C. Leslie (Les)

1999

(deceased)

 

Hatschek

Robert L. (Bob)

1987

NY

 

Held

Kenneth G. (Ken)

1980

(deceased) 

7th AMA Pres

Hempel

Gene

2003

(deceased)

 

Henry

Edward Lamonte (Ed) 

2000

(deceased)

 

Hershberger

William O. (Bill)

2009

(deceased)

 

Hester 

Maxey

1998

(deceased)

 

Hill

Maynard L.

1977

(deceased)

14th AMA Pres

Hinson Rex F.  2013  FL  

Holland

Robert L. (Bob)

1987

(deceased)

 

Hollinger

Charles (Chuck)

2006

(deceased)

 

Hoover

Frank

1995

(deceased)

 

Huguelet

Milton (Butch)

1990

(deceased)

 

Hunt

Robin W. (Bob)

2000

PA

 

Hunt

Tom 

2003

NY

 

Hunton

John

2002

VA

 

Hux

Luther 

2003

VA

 

Italiano

Anthony J. (AJ, Tony)

2003

WI

 

Izzo

Edward (Ed)

1995

(deceased)

 

Johnson

Col. Arthur H. (Art)

2003

(deceased)

 

Johnson

David

2009

CA

 

Johnson

Howard E.

1998

(deceased)

15th AMA Pres

Johnson

Howard (Hi)

2002

(deceased)

 

Juschkus

Raymond (Ray)

2010

NY 

 

Kading 

Ludwig J. (Lud) 

2004

(deceased)

 

Kampen

Owen

1985

(deceased)

 

Kania

Mathew J. (Matt)

2007

(deceased)

 

Keck

Edward  (Ed)

2004

(deceased)

 

Kelem Howard 2013 FL  

Kirkland

James E. (Jim)

1975

(deceased)

 

Kirn

James D (Dale)

1982

(deceased)

 

Klintworth

Phil

2009

TN

 

Korda

Richard (Dick)

1970

(deceased)

 

Kothe 

Herb (biography must be viewed at the National Model Aviation Museum in person)

2001

CO

 

Kovel

Joe

1998

(deceased)

 

Kraft

Phill

1978

(deceased)

 

Krehbiel

Vernon

1998

(deceased)

 

Kurth

Warren

2009

IA

 

Laneau

Arthur E. (Art)

1996

FL

 

Lanzo

Chester (Chet)

1976

(deceased)

 

Lee

Clarence F.

1983

CA

 

Lee 

Glenn M. 

2003 

IL 

 

Leftwich

Austin

1998

(deceased)

 

Lewis

Albert L. (Al)

1970

(deceased)

2nd AMA Pres

Lidgard

Edward J. (Ed)

1981

(deceased)

 

Light

Gordon S.

1986

(deceased)

 

Lorenz

Edward J. (Ed)

1980

(deceased)

 

Lowe

Donald (Don)

1991

FL

21st AMA Pres

Lucas

Joseph John

1983

(deceased)

 

Mackey

Charles Allen, Jr.

2006

CA

 

MacNabb

Vernon 

2003

(deceased)

 

Marks

Fred M.

2001

MD

 

Mather

Clarence 

2004

CA

 

Mathewson Dave  2011  IN  23rd AMA Pres 

Mayes

Roy

1997

CA

 

McCoy

Dick

1983

(deceased)

 

McCoy

Thomas (Tom) 

2004

FL

 

McCullough

Claude

1979

(deceased)

10th AMA Pres

McElwee

Francis

1997

(deceased)

 

McEntee

Howard

1972

(deceased)

 

McGovern

Donald J. (Don)

2008

(deceased)

 

Megow

Fred W.

1980

(deceased)

 

Messer

James H. (Jim)

2008

(deceased)

 

Morgan

Ronald

1999

PA

 

Musciano

Walter A. (Walt)

1987

NJ

 

Myers Kenneth 2012    

Naccarato 

Addie Mae

2003

(deceased)

 

Nekimken

Frank

1985

(deceased) 

 

Nelson

Gerald (Jerry)

1998

OR

 

Netzeband

William F. (Bill)

1998

(deceased)

 

Neuberger

Jerry

2010

CA

 

Newman James (Jim) 2012    

Noll

Robert C. (Bob)

2007

NY

 

Northrop

William (Bill)

1987

CA

 

Obarski

Richard W.

2005

(deceased)

 

Ohlsson

Irwin G.

1975

(deceased) 

4th AMA Pres

Ott

Joseph S. (Joe)

1982

(deceased)

 

Packard

Edward Thomas  (Ed)

1978

(deceased)

 

Pailet

Jean G.

2010

FL

 

Palmer

Robert L. (Bob)

1981

(deceased)

 

Parenti

Harold (Hal)

1999

IL

 

Parmenter

Frank

1998

(deceased)

 

Patton

John Edward (Pat)

1997

(deceased) 

17th AMA Pres

Perryman

George  

1984

(deceased)

 

Phillips

William Hewitt

1987

(deceased)

 

Platt

David R. (Dave)

1996

FL

 

Plohr

H. Warren

2010

MI 

 

Polk

Irwin S. 

1974

(deceased)

 

Polk

Nathan J. (Nat)

1974

(deceased)

 

Pond

Bertram Phillips (Bert)

1977

(deceased)

 

Pond

John I.

1987

(deceased)

 

Proctor

Louis  

1987

(deceased)

 

Pruss

Daniel J. (Dan)

1986

(deceased)

 

Purdy

Len

1998

(deceased)

 

Rabe

Al

2006

TX

 

Randall

Ocie 

1973

(deceased)

 

Randolph

L.F. (Randy)

2002

(deceased)

 

Raspante

Joseph (Joe)

1987

(deceased)

 

Redlin

Carl

2011

CA

 

Reese 

Fred 

2001

(deceased)

 

Reich

George Albert

2000

(deceased)

 

Renaud

Lee

1983

(deceased)

 

Renger

Larry H.

2010

CA 

 

Reynolds

Francis Drake

2001

WA

 

Rich

Robert W. (Bob)

2000

(deceased)

 

Richmond

James W. (Jim)

1988

FL

 

Richmond

Stuart L.

2001

FL

 

Robbers-Coad

Myrtle ("Mom")

1984

CA

 

Roberts

Edward

1998

(deceased) 

3rd AMA Pres

Rockwood

Edward L.

1982

(deceased)

 

Romak

Bud

1993

CA

 

Root

Dale

1988

(deceased)

 

Rosenstock

Norm

1993

FL

 

Rutan

Elbert (Burt)

2005

CA

 

Sarpolus

Richard W. (Dick)

1985

NJ

 

Scarinzi

Larry

2008

NJ

 

Schroder

Walter L. (Walt)

1975

(deceased)

 

Schroeder

Art

1998

(deceased)

 

Shaw

Keith

2002

MI

 

Sheeks

Jack R.

2002

IN

 

Shereshaw

Ben (Benny)

1980

(deceased)

 

Sherman

Richard J. (Dick)

2000

NH

 

Shulman

Leon

1978

FL

 

Sifleet

Robert K. (Bob)

1999

PA

 

Sig-Hester

Hazel

1988

IA

 

Sigafoose L. Glen 1979 (deceased)  

Simmers

Wally

1982

(deceased)

 

Smith

Jerrold (Jerry)

2006

GA

 

Smith

Stephen Calhoun (Cal)

1982

(deceased)

 

Smith Weldon 2013 IL  

Smurthwaite 

James Robert

2004

(deceased)

 

Sotich

Peter J.

1977

(deceased)

12th AMA Pres

Spalding

John A.

2009

MD

 

Spreng 

Douglas Carder (Doug)

2003

(deceased)

 

Srull

Donald (Don)

2005

VA

 

St. Clair

Oba 

2001

(deceased)

 

Stahl

Earl F. 

1989

VA

 

Stalick

Robert D. (Bob)

2002

OR

 

Stanzel

Joe

1985

(deceased)

 

Stanzel

Victor

1985

(deceased)

 

Stegens

Alfred H.

2009

OH

 

Steiner

George P.

1998

CA

 

Stillman

Tony

2003

FL

 

Stoloff

Jerry

2007

(deceased)

 

Storey

Keith

1998

(deceased) 

9th AMA Pres

Strader Ted E. 2013 NY  

Struck

Henry

1976

(deceased)

 

Sullivan

Matthew A. (Matty)

1979

(deceased)

 

Taibi

R. Sal

1974

CA

 

Tatone

John M.

1991

(deceased)

 

Thacker

Col. Robert E. (Ret.)

2009

CA

 

Thomas

Henry A.

1988

(deceased)

 

Thompson

Bryant

2002

CA

 

Throne

Walter C.

2011

NY

 

Tiano Frank 2012 FL  

Tlush

Charles   

1988

(deceased)

 

Tlush

Frank

1988

(deceased)

 

Tracy

Charles L.

1992

(deceased)

 

Troy

Jeff

2011

PA

 

Underwood

Robert L. (Bob)

1997

MO

 

Urtnowski 

Winfred (Windy)

2003

NJ

 

Van Dover

Abram

2002

VA

 

Van Loo

Vincent (Jim)

2008

MO

 

Violett

Robert (Bob)

1996

FL

 

Wagner

Joe 

2000

AL

 

Walker

Mickey

2002

GA

 

Walker

Nevilles E. (Jim/Jimmy)

1969

(deceased)

 

Waters 

Peter 

2001

MI

 

Weathers

Elbert J. (Joe)

1988

(deceased)

 

Weber

LeRoy, Jr.

2000

(deceased)

 

Weirick

Cliff

1989

(deceased)

16th AMA Pres

Werwage

William P. (Bill)

2007

OH

 

White

Robert Preston (Bob)

2006

(deceased)

 

Willard

Ken

1977

(deceased)

 

Williams

Granger

1984

(deceased)

 

Williams 

Lawrence

1984

(deceased)

 

Williams

Warren

2006

CA

 

Winter

William (Bill)

1970

(deceased)

 

Wischer

Margaret (Dolly)

1988

WI

 

Wischer

Robert (Bob)

1997

(deceased)

 

Wisniewski

Bill

1979

(deceased)

 

Witt

Earl F. 

1992

(deceased) 

19th AMA Pres

Wittman

Ron

2011

UT

 

Wolfe Larry 2013    

Wooten

Riley

2002

TX

 

Worth

John 

1978

(deceased)

13th AMA Pres

Wright

C.O.

1975

(deceased)

6th AMA Pres

Wylam

William Austin (Bill)

1993

CA

 

Yates

J.C. 

2001

(deceased)

 

Yeager

Wayne

1999

MI

 

Young

Bill

2011

AZ

 

Zaic

Frank

1969

(deceased)

 

Zaic 

John 

2000

(deceased)

 

Ziroli

Nicholas A. (Nick), Sr.

1999

NY

 


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