The Tuskegee Airmen was composed of four all African-American fighter squadrons during the Second World War. The unit overcame adversity to become one of the most respected units of the Army Air Corps, shooting down over 100 German Aircraft. Their valiant efforts lead the way to the integration of the armed forces in 1948.
The Kings — King Schools, Inc.
John and Martha King have revolutionized the way pilots learn and are regarded by pilots throughout the world as their personal aviation mentors. For decades they have taught nearly half of the pilots learning to fly in the United States. Each of them has taught more pilots than any other instructor in the history of aviation. They continue to be avid students of aviation and are the first couple to both hold every category and class of FAA rating on their pilot and instructor certificates. Martha is the first and only woman to achieve this.
Dr. John Robert Beyster
Dr. John Robert Beyster is the founder of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego, the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States. SAIC is a leading provider of Aerospace, scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions, including sophisticated tactical decision aids for fighters, bombers, transport, and rotary wing aircraft.
Colonel Steve Pisanos, USAF (Ret)
Known as “The Flying Greek” Spiros “Steve” Pisanos joined the RAF and flew with the famed Eagle Squadrons, American volunteers flying Spitfires prior to the United States entry into World War II and the war in Europe. Later Steve flew with the US Army Air Force and would become a double ace. After the war he served as a test pilot and saw duty in Vietnam, before retiring as a colonel in 1973.
Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas, USAF (Ret)
The Hall of Fame Gala Celebration is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 25, 2008 in the Pavilion of Flight in the San Diego Air & Space Museum.www.sandiegoairandspace.org
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s Official Air & Space Museum and Education Center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aero-themed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Currently on display: STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION, an interactive display of Star Trek sets, props, costumes, and memorabilia. Visit www.startrektickets.com for more information. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego 92101. The Museum and Gift Store are open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, with admissions until 5:30 PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum and the USS Midway Museum have partnered to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of America's lunar exploration this September 4th and 5th with Race to the Moon: A...
Six decades after completing their World War II mission and coming home to a country that discriminated against them because they were black, the Tuskegee Airmen are getting high honors from...
San Diego Air & Space Museum Selects 'Class of 2009' Aviation and Space Legends for Induction into the Museum’s International Aerospace Hall of Fame
On November 21, the San Diego Air & Space Museum is honoring national and international air & space legends at its 46th Hall of Fame Induction and Gala.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Selects "Class of 2009" Aviation and Space Legends for Induction into the Museum's International Aerospace Hall of Fame
On Nov. 21, the San Diego Air & Space Museum is honoring national and international air and space legends at its 46th Hall of Fame Induction and Gala. Each honoree was selected for their historic...