EAA Honors Five Aviators With Hall of Fame Induction on Nov. 14

The aviators include Frank Beagle, Bill Adams, Susan Dusenbury, Lee Lauderback, and Phillip J. Lockwood.


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Oct. 29, 2013) — The Experimental Aircraft Association will recognize the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators on Thursday, Nov. 14, as it inducts them into the EAA Hall of Fame during a banquet at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wis.

The five aviators represent the spectrum of aviation within the EAA community and have achieved notable successes within their particular realm of flight (details on each follow):

  • EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame: Frank Beagle of Kankakee, Ill. (posthumous)
  • International Aerobatic Club Hall of Fame: Bill Adams of Waukesha, Wis. (posthumous)
  • Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame: Susan Dusenbury of Walnut Cove, N.C.
  • Warbirds of America Hall of Fame: Lee Lauderback of Orlando, Fla.
  • EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Phillip J. Lockwood of Sebring, Fla.

“Each of these five individuals has made a unique contribution to the world of flight that has benefited all of us,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s communities manager. “These inductees serve as an example for everyone involved in flying and represent the best that recreational aviation has to offer. We recognize their commitment and passion for flying and are honored to welcome them into the EAA Halls of Fame.”

In addition, Judy Mueller of Random Lake, Wis., will receive the Henry Kimberly Spirit of Leadership Award for her efforts on behalf of EAA and the local community. Mueller has long been involved as a volunteer in AirVenture activities, including as a chairman for Theater in the Woods evening programs at Oshkosh.

A limited number of tickets remain for the dinner and program, which begins with a 6 p.m. reception. Tickets are priced at $50 each. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.eaa.org/halloffame or call 920-426-6823.

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EAA HALLS OF FAME 2013 INDUCTEES

HOMEBUILDERS HALL OF FAME

Phillip J. Lockwood (EAA 211596): The founder of Lockwood Aircraft Corporation, Lockwood is also CEO of Lockwood Aviation Supply and Lockwood Aviation Repair, which both specialize in Rotax aircraft engines. He designed the AirCam aircraft as a more suitable aircraft for airborne photography, for which he has worked with such notable media as the British Broadcasting Corporation and National Geographic.

Lockwood is also an active member of EAA Chapter 1240 in Sebring, Fla., is a 10-year board member of the Light Aircraft manufacturing Association (LAMA), and is a founder of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., which takes place each January.

VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

Susan Dusenbury (EAA Lifetime 55229): Dusenbury began her flying career at age 15 at a private airport in her native South Carolina. She was diligent in her pursuit of aviation, earning her private pilot certificate while in high school and commercial, multiengine, instrument and flight instructor certificates while in college. She then earned an addition degree in aviation maintenance technology.

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