Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Qualifications for Nomination to the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame


Send nominations to:
Jim Hanson
    73950 275th St.
    Clarks Grove, MN 56016   

Guidelines. Please include the following in your nomination:
    Candidate's full name with middle initials
    Candidate's date of birth and date of death if deceased
    Candidate's place of birth (City,State)
    Candidate's known living address
    Candidate's nearest living next of kin (Name, address, phone)
Click Here For Bio Questionaire Form )

Biographical resume
Be as detailed as possible. Remember that in the case of candidates not generally familiar to the Selection Panel members, presenting a good case is important. Include documentation where available with dates of military service, units served with, dates of airline employ, dates of businesses owned, etc. If possible, include copies of clippings, logbook entries, citations and awards granted to the individual.

Closeup mug shot of the nominee
This is very essential should the candidate become elected. Many things such as news releases, award plaques, slide presentations, and brochures are generated around the candidates. If possible, provide additional photos of the person at their work, with their airplane, or involved in their aviation activity. Photos must be original photos, not xerox copies, newspaper clippings or digital pictures. We will scan the pictures and return the originals if you request them back. If we receive no photos, the candidate will not be considered.

Backup letters from other parties to affirm your nomination.
People with much community support and backing are always favored over those with little support. Make your candidate a strong one!

Selection is based on the following criteria:
a) Did the candidate make a significant aviation contribution to Minnesota?
b) Was the candidate merely doing his job or did he go beyond his paid duties?
c) What area of the State does the candidate represent?
d) Was the candidate a Minnesota native who shed good light on Minnesota though not having spent his/her career in Minnesota…or was the candidate from another State, but spent his career in Minnesota?
e) What makes the candidate unique from his/her contemporaries?
f) What aspect of aviation does the candidate represent? (ie: FBO, military, airline, general aviation, pioneer, ag sector, governmental, education, building or restoration, air racing, modeling)

The Selection Panel meets yearly in June.
All nominations must be submitted by November 30th of the year preceeding the June meeting to be considered for the next induction class. After that time, the candidate will be considered the following year. Please do not phone-in or e-mail nominations. Put your thoughts down in writing and mail to the Nominations Chairman at the address above. Thank you very much.

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