CAHF to Induct Four New Members
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.”