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. There are 308 inductees in the Hall of Fame [as of winter 2014].

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 2015 Hall of Fame season, nomination forms are due on March 31, 2015.

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

Last Name

First Name

Year

State of Residence

Special Note 

Aberle

Robert F. (Bob)

1998

NY

 

Adamisin

Arthur (Art)

1999

MI

 

Alaback 

James E. (Jim)

2001

WI

Deceased

Albrecht

Jack R.

1998

CA

 

Alden

Lt. Harold W. (John)

1975

NJ

Deceased

Aldrich

George M.

1984

TX

Deceased

Allen

Richard C. (Dick)

2011

NY

 

Anderson

Donald W. (Don)

2009

IL

 

Anderson

Mel

1981

CA

Deceased

Andrae

Ralph N.

2008

IL

Deceased

Andrews

Louis J. (Lou)

1981

MA

Deceased 

Andrews

Merrick S. (Pete)

1993

PA

Deceased 

Angus

Everett N.

1998

NJ

Deceased, 5th AMA Pres

Arden

Ray

2004

NY

Deceased

Armstrong

Neil A.

1997

OH

Deceased

Atkinson

Verlin (Bud)

2007

MI

Deceased

Atwood

William E.

1982

CA

Deceased

Axelrod

Sidney (Sid)

1980

IL

Deceased

Bassett

Maxwell B. (Max)

1983

PA

Deceased 

Bauer

Charles (Charlie)

2002

IL

 

Beard Paul 2012 MT  

Beatty

Frank W.

2006

IL

 

Benjamin

Robert A. (Bob)

2006

WA

 

Bennett Jim H. 2012 MO  

Bennett

William G. (Bill)

2006

NV

Deceased

Beshar

Edward (Ed)

1999

NJ

Deceased

Beshar

Joseph (Joe) J.

1990

NY

Deceased

Bienenstein

Robert A. (Bob)

2000

MI

 

Bilgri

Joseph

1989

CA

Deceased

Billett

Walter (Walt)

1969

MN

Deceased

Bishop

William (Bill)

1991

IL/CA

Deceased

Blanchard

Willard S. (Woody) Jr.

1989

VA

Deceased

Bonner

Howard

1991

CA

Deceased

Boucher

Robert (Bob)

1995

CA

 

Boucher

Roland

2000

CA

 

Bowers

Hurst Gray

1992

VA

Deceased

Boyer

Paul

1990

FL

Deceased

Brebeck

Charles, Sr.

2009

NY

Deceased 

Brickhaus Allen W. 2014 IL Deceased 

Bridi

Joseph

1996

CA

 

Broberg

Dewey

2010

FL 

 

Brodak

John G.

2011

PA

 

Brodbeck

John W.

1977

CA

Deceased

Brodersen

Hardy

2006

MI

 

Brooke

Dr. Ralph C., DDS

1995

WA

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

MA

Deceased 

Brown

Capt. Willis C.

1969

PA

Deceased, 1st AMA Pres

Bunch

Joel Danner (Dan)

2001

CA

Deceased

Burgdorf

Fred H.

2011

CA

Deceased

Bushey

Frank

1998

CT

Deceased, 8th AMA Pres

Buso

George

1998

NY

Deceased

Caddell

Walt

1985

NJ

Deceased

Cahill

James B.(Jim)

1990

IN/IL

Deceased

Calkin

Edward Daniel

2000

CA

Deceased

Cannon

William M. (Bill), Jr.

1996

NV

Deceased

Chaffee William Henry 2013 MI Deceased

Champine

Robert Apgar (Bob)

1993

WV/VA

Deceased

Christensen

Scott

2008

MN

Deceased

Clark

Donald R. (Don)

1988

MD

Deceased

Clemens

John E. (Johnny)

1979

TX

Deceased, 18th AMA Pres

Clough

Roy L. Jr.

1999

NH

Deceased

Cole

Henry A. (Hank)

2009

CA

 

Cover Hal 2012 CA  

Cox

Leroy M.

1981

CA

Deceased

Cummings

Frank L., Jr.

1987

CA/ID

Deceased 

Cunnyngham

Vic, Sr.

1995

CA

Deceased

Davidson

Larry

2006

VA

 

Davis

Robert (Bob)

2008

CT

 

deBolt

Harold (Hal)

1976

NY

Deceased

Denny

Reginald Leigh

2005

CA

Deceased

Dunham

Robert

1999

AZ

Deceased

Effinger

William (Bill)

1986

NY

Deceased

Ehling

Frank V.

1976

NY

Deceased

Ehrhardt

Joseph Henry

2009

MO

Deceased

Elgin

Joseph (Joe)

2000

OH

Deceased

Enyart

William R.

1974

NY

Deceased

Evans

Bill

2006

CA

 

Everett

Dick

1986

CA

Deceased

Fanelli Frank 2014 NJ  

Fiorenze

Robert (Bob)

2008

FL

 

Forbes Robert 2012 FL  

Foreman

Charles (Chuck)

2006

FL

 

Foster

Joseph W.

1991

CA

Deceased

Fox

Duke

1978

CA

Deceased

Fries

Carl W.

1990

MO

Deceased 

Frisoli

John D.

1999

NJ

Deceased

Galbreath Doug 2013 CA  

Garcher

Frank

1989

IL

Deceased 

Garzon

Frank

2011

NY

Deceased

Gates Sid 2014 CO  

Gialdini

Robert C. (Bob)

2000

WI

 

Gierke

Charles David (Dave)

2002

NY

 

Godfrey

Donald (Don)

2003

NY

 

Goldberg

Carl

1969

NY

Deceased

Good

Dr. Walter A. (Walt)

1969

MD

Deceased, 11th AMA Pres

Gough

Bill

1988

IL

Deceased 

Grant

Charles Hampson

1969

NY

Deceased 

Gray

David (Dave)

2008

IL

 

Gretz

Mike

2007

IA

 

Grigg

John

1998

NY

Deceased, 20th AMA Pres

Guillow

Paul K.

1986

MA

Deceased

Haffke

Henry A.

2010

NY 

 

Hagen

Horace G.

2010

NJ

 

Hamburg

Merrill C.

1976

MI

Deceased

Hannan

William C. (Bill)

1987

CA

 

Hansen

Richard M. (Dick)

2010

OR 

 

Hanson

Richard (Rich)

2013

AZ

 

Hard

C. Leslie (Les)

1999

MI

Deceased

Hatschek

Robert L. (Bob)

1987

NY

Deceased

Held

Kenneth G. (Ken)

1980

MI

Deceased, 7th AMA Pres

Hempel

Gene

2003

TX

Deceased

Henry

Edward Lamonte (Ed) 

2000

MO

Deceased

Hershberger

William O. (Bill)

2009

PA

Deceased

Hester 

Maxey

1998

IA

Deceased 

Hill

Maynard L.

1977

MD

Deceased, 14th AMA Pres

Hinson Rex F.  2013 FL  

Holland

Robert L. (Bob)

1987

CA

Deceased

Hollinger

Charles (Chuck)

2006

CA

Deceased

Hoover

Frank

1995

NM

Deceased 

Huguelet

Milton (Butch)

1990

IL

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

Deceased

Izzo

Edward (Ed)

1995

MA

Deceased

Johnson

Col. Arthur H. (Art)

2003

FL

Deceased

Johnson

David

2009

CA

Deceased

Johnson

Howard E.

1998

CA

Deceased, 15th AMA Pres

Johnson

Howard (Hi)

2002

AZ?

Deceased

Juschkus

Raymond (Ray)

2010

NY 

 

Kading 

Ludwig J. (Lud) 

2004

CA

Deceased

Kampen

Owen

1985

WI

Deceased

Kania

Mathew J. (Matt)

2007

FL

Deceased

Keck

Edward  (Ed)

2004

NY

Deceased

Kelem Howard 2013 FL Deceased

Kirkland

James E. (Jim)

1975

FL

Deceased

Kirn

James D (Dale)

1982

CA

Deceased

Klintworth

Phil

2009

TN

 

Korda

Richard (Dick)

1970

OH

Deceased

Kothe 

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

2001

CO

 

Kovel

Joe

1998

NY

Deceased

Kraft

Phill

1978

CA

Deceased

Krehbiel

Vernon

1998

NY

Deceased

Kruse Larry 2014 OK  

Kurth

Warren

2009

IA

Deceased

Laneau

Arthur E. (Art)

1996

FL

Deceased

Lanzo

Chester (Chet)

1976

OH

Deceased

Lee

Clarence F.

1983

CA

 

Lee 

Glenn M. 

2003 

IL

 

Leftwich

Austin

1998

VA

Deceased

Lewis

Albert L. (Al)

1970

NY

Deceased, 2nd AMA Pres

Lidgard

Edward J. (Ed)

1981

GA

Deceased

Light

Gordon S.

1986

ME

Deceased

Lorenz

Edward J. (Ed)

1980

FL

Deceased

Lowe

Donald (Don)

1991

FL

21st AMA Pres

Lucas

Joseph John

1983

IL

Deceased

Mackey

Charles Allen, Jr.

2006

CA

 

MacNabb

Vernon 

2003

IN/IL

Deceased

Marks

Fred M.

2001

MD

 

Mather

Clarence 

2004

CA

 

Mathewson Dave  2011  IN 23rd AMA Pres 

Mayes

Roy

1997

CA

 

McCoy

Dick

1983

CA

Deceased

McCoy

Thomas (Tom) 

2004

FL

 

McCullough

Claude

1979

IA

Deceased, 10th AMA Pres

McElwee

Francis

1997

NJ

Deceased 

McEntee

Howard

1972

NJ

Deceased 

McGovern

Donald J. (Don)

2008

NY

Deceased 

Megow

Fred W.

1980

PA

Deceased

Messer

James H. (Jim)

2008

FL

Deceased

Morgan

Ronald

1999

PA

 

Musciano

Walter A. (Walt)

1987

NJ

 

Myers Kenneth 2012 MI  

Naccarato 

Addie Mae

2003

CA

Deceased 

Nekimken

Frank

1985

CA

Deceased 

Nelson

Gerald (Jerry)

1998

OR

 

Netzeband

William F. (Bill)

1998

GA

Deceased 

Neuberger

Jerry

2010

CA

 

Newman James (Jim) 2012 MI  

Noll

Robert C. (Bob)

2007

NY

 

Northrop

William (Bill)

1987

CA

 

Obarski

Richard W.

2005

FL

Deceased 

Ohlsson

Irwin G.

1975

CA

Deceased, 4th AMA Pres

Ott

Joseph S. (Joe)

1982

IL

Deceased 

Packard

Edward Thomas  (Ed)

1978

OH

Deceased 

Pailet

Jean G.

2010

FL

 

Palmer

Robert L. (Bob)

1981

CA

Deceased 

Parenti

Harold (Hal)

1999

IL

 

Parmenter

Frank

1998

TX

Deceased 

Patton

John Edward (Pat)

1997

MD

Deceased, 17th AMA Pres

Perryman

George  

1984

GA

Deceased 

Phillips

William Hewitt

1987

VA

Deceased

Platt

David R. (Dave)

1996

FL

 

Plohr

H. Warren

2010

MI 

 

Polk

Irwin S. 

1974

NY

Deceased 

Polk

Nathan J. (Nat)

1974

NY

Deceased

Pond

Bertram Phillips (Bert)

1977

MA/IL

Deceased

Pond

John I.

1987

CA

Deceased

Proctor

Louis  

1987

CA

Deceased

Pruss

Daniel J. (Dan)

1986

IL

Deceased

Purdy

Len

1998

GA

Deceased

Rabe

Al

2006

TX

 

Randall

Ocie 

1973

CA?

Deceased

Randolph

L.F. (Randy)

2002

TX

Deceased 

Raspante

Joseph (Joe)

1987

NY

Deceased

Redlin

Carl

2011

CA

 

Reese 

Fred 

2001

NV

Deceased

Reich

George Albert

2000

OH

Deceased

Renaud

Lee

1983

CA

Deceased

Renger

Larry H.

2010

CA 

 

Reynolds

Francis Drake

2001

WA

 

Rice James H. (Jim) 2014 TX  

Rich

Robert W. (Bob)

2000

NV

Deceased

Richmond

James W. (Jim)

1988

FL

 

Richmond

Stuart L. (Stu)

2001

FL

Deceased

Robbers-Coad

Myrtle ("Mom")

1984

CA

 

Roberts

Edward

1998

PA

Deceased, 3rd AMA Pres

Rockwood

Edward L.

1982

CA

Deceased

Romak

Bud

1993

CA

 

Root

Dale

1988

CA

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

NY

Deceased

Schroeder

Art

1998

FL

Deceased

Shaw

Keith

2002

MI

 

Sheeks

Jack R.

2002

IN

 

Shereshaw

Ben (Benny)

1980

NJ

Deceased

Sherman

Richard J. (Dick)

2000

NH

Deceased

Shulman

Leon

1978

FL

 

Sifleet

Robert K. (Bob)

1999

PA

 

Sig-Hester

Hazel

1988

IA

 

Sigafoose L. Glen 1979 IA Deceased

Simmers

Wally

1982

IL

Deceased

Smith

Jerrold (Jerry)

2006

GA

 

Smith

Stephen Calhoun (Cal)

1982

NJ

Deceased

Smith Weldon 2013 IL Deceased

Smurthwaite 

James Robert

2004

OR

Deceased

Snyder Aaron W. S. 2014 TX  

Sotich

Peter J.

1977

IL

Deceased, 12th AMA Pres

Spalding

John A.

2009

MD

 

Spreng 

Douglas Carder (Doug)

2003

AZ

Deceased

Srull

Donald (Don)

2005

VA

 

St. Clair

Oba 

2001

OR

Deceased

Stahl

Earl F. 

1989

VA

 

Stalick

Robert D. (Bob)

2002

OR

 

Stanzel

Joe

1985

TX

Deceased

Stanzel

Victor

1985

TX

Deceased

Stegens

Alfred H.

2009

OH

 

Steiner

George P.

1998

CA

 

Stillman

Tony

2003

FL

 

Stoloff

Jerry

2007

FL

Deceased

Storey

Keith

1998

CA

Deceased, 9th AMA Pres

Strader Ted E. 2013 NY  

Struck

Henry

1976

CT

Deceased

Sullivan

Matthew A. (Matty)

1979

PA

Deceased

Taibi

R. Sal

1974

CA

Deceased

Tatone

John M.

1991

CA

Deceased

Thacker

Col. Robert E. (Ret.)

2009

CA

 

Thomas

Henry A.

1988

AR

Deceased

Thompson

Bryant

2002

CA

 

Throne

Walter C.

2011

NY

 

Tiano Frank 2012 FL  

Tlush

Charles   

1988

PA

Deceased

Tlush

Frank

1988

PA

Deceased

Tracy

Charles L.

1992

OH

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

OR

Deceased 

Waters 

Peter 

2001

MI

 

Weathers

Elbert J. (Joe)

1988

CA

Deceased

Weber

LeRoy, Jr.

2000

CA

Deceased

Weirick

Cliff

1989

CA

Deceased, 16th AMA Pres

Werwage

William P. (Bill)

2007

OH

 

White

Robert Preston (Bob)

2006

CA

Deceased

Willard

Ken

1977

CA

Deceased

Williams

Granger

1984

CA

Deceased

Williams 

Lawrence

1984

CA

Deceased

Williams

Warren

2006

CA

 

Winter

William (Bill)

1970

VA

Deceased

Wischer

Margaret (Dolly)

1988

WI

Deceased

Wischer

Robert (Bob)

1997

WI

Deceased

Wisniewski

Bill

1979

AZ

Deceased

Witt

Earl F. 

1992

PA

Deceased, 19th AMA Pres

Wittman

Ron

2011

UT

 

Wolfe Larry 2013 CA  
Wooley Steve 2014 OH Deceased

Wooten

Riley

2002

TX

 

Worth

John 

1978

FL

Deceased, 13th AMA Pres

Wright

C.O.

1975

KS

Deceased, 6th AMA Pres

Wylam

William Austin (Bill)

1993

CA

 

Yates

J.C. 

2001

CA

Deceased

Yeager

Wayne

1999

MI

 

Young

Bill

2011

AZ

Deceased

Zaic

Frank

1969

CA

Deceased 

Zaic 

John 

2000

NY

Deceased

Ziroli

Nicholas A. (Nick), Sr.

1999

NY

 


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