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Latest Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame class for 2017 includes three with Lexington ties

Four natives of the Commonwealth with impressive service records for our country will enter the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington. The official induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 11 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington. An Aviation Achievement Award will be presented as well. V. Gayle Alexander is a Lexington native who served as a World War II instructor pilot....

Four individuals, one pioneering firm earn spots in the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame

Four individuals with outstanding careers in aviation and aerospace, and a firm that is a pioneer in a new space science, have been named to the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame. Formal induction will occur on Nov. 12, 2016 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, in Lexington. The honorees are Robert “Bob” Cole of Lexington, former station manager for Eastern Airlines and Comair...

Vietnam veteran Allari featured speaker at Quarterly Lecture series at Kentucky Aviation Museum

Major Ron Allari, U.S. Army retired, will be the featured speaker at the Quarterly Lecture Series on Saturday July 16 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, Lexington. The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. Major Ron Allari (Photo Provided) Allari had a 21-year military career. Active duty assignments included special operations, engineering and Army aviation....

Aviation Museum to unveil bronze sculpture of aviation pioneer Van Meter

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky will unveil a significant addition to its permanent collection, a life size bronze sculpture of aviation pioneer Solomon Van Meter, on Saturday, July 23. The event begins at 5 p.m. The sculpture is the creation of Amanda Matthews, who worked closely with the Kentucky Historical Society to have accurate, museum-quality details. The unveiling event coincides with the 100th...