• The 2017 Australian Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in the HARS hangar at Albion Park. (John Egan)
    The 2017 Australian Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in the HARS hangar at Albion Park. (John Egan)

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2022 Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) induction dinner.

The dinner is scheduled for Saturday 22 October at AAHOF's newly-opened space at Shellharbour Airport in NSW. It is the first time AAHOF will have hosted the dinner themselves, with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Temora Aviation Museum and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga among previous host venues.

The AAHOF space, which opened above the HARS hangar in June, contains a permanent display that will ultimately include information boards about the inductees and will also function as a despository for artifacts about the history of aviation in Australia.

The 2022 inductees are:

Sir Richard Williams
Sir Richard Williams rose from humble rural beginnings in South Australia, to be rightfully considered the "Father of the RAAF". After a highly distinguished military aviation career across WW1, WW11, and the years in between, Sir Richard became Director-General of Civil Aviation from 1946-1955.

Captain Deborah Jane Lawrie AM
Captain Lawrie has been involved with aviation for over 50 years, commencing her flying training at age of 16 and becoming the first female airline pilot for a major airline in Australia.  She is regarded as a trailblazer and Standard Bearer by all those women who have followed her lead.

Basil South Brown
Basil Brown was a co-founder of East West Airlines and was the inaugural President of AAAA in 1958. He established Airfarm Associates in NSW in 1953 and was in the forefront of the Australian Ag Flying industry for decades to come.

John Weymouth
John Weymouth is a national pioneer in using helicopters for commercial and emergency purposes.  These include firefighting, search and rescue, mustering, training, infrastructure inspection to name just a few. Due in part to John’s extensive vision for the helicopter, Australia now operates the world’s second largest fleet of civil helicopters.

AAHOF will present the 2022 Southern Cross Award for an organisation's contribution to aviation jointly to the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) and the Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA) for the efforts in combatting the 2019-20 bushfires.

Ticket prices for the induction dinner have been set at $175 per head and can be ordered through the AAHOF website.

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