CAHF to In­duct Four New Mem­bers

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Canada’s Avi­a­tion Hall of Fame (CAHF) will in­duct four new mem­bers, and rec­og­nize a Belt of Orion re­cip­i­ent, at its 43rd an­nual gala din­ner and cer­e­mony, to be held Thurs­day, June 9, 2016, at the Canada Avi­a­tion and Space Mu­seum, at Rock­cliffe Air­port in Ottawa.

New mem­bers in­clude: Fred­er­ick James Carmichael, north­ern Canada avi­a­tion en­tre­pre­neur; Kath­leen Carol Fox, flight in­struc­tor and Nav Canada chair­woman; Wil­liam Ross Len­nox, RCAF pi­lot and chief test pi­lot for Pratt & Whtiney Canada; and Bev­er­ley Stra­han Shen­stone, aero­dy­nam­i­cist and aero­nau­ti­cal en­gi­neer. The Royal Cana­dian Naval Air Branch (1945-1968), will re­ceive the Belt of Orion Award for Ex­cel­lence.

CAHF in­ductees are se­lected for their con­tri­bu­tions to Canada’s de­vel­op­ment through their in­te­gral roles in the na­tion’s avi­a­tion his­tory. This year’s in­ductees will join the ranks of the 220 es­teemed men and women in­ducted since the Hall’s for­ma­tion in 1973.

Tom Ap­ple­ton, CAHF chair­man of the board of di­rec­tors, said, “The CAHF is proud to honor these four wellde­serv­ing in­di­vid­u­als for their sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to Cana­dian avi­a­tion, and to Canada’s de­vel­op­ment as a na­tion. Our 2016 in­ductees come from back­grounds that span the width of Canada’s unique avi­a­tion in­dus­try. Avi­a­tion has brought Cana­di­ans to­gether as a coun­try, un­like any other form of trans­port. Our new in­ductees re­flect that co­he­sion through their pi­o­neer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and spirit.”

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