Nissen Davis, Chairman of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, said the 2016 inductees into the California Aviation Hall of Fame are Major James L. “Jim” Brooks, Steve Hinton, Lt. Col. Skip Holm, and Seymour “Si” Robin as chosen by the nine member selection committee.
The event will be held at the Museum of Flying on Wednesday, March 23rd with a reception beginning at 11:30 am followed by a Luncheon and Induction Ceremony.
Major James L. “Jim” Brooks — Major Brooks is a decorated World War II combat fighter pilot who achieved 13.5 aerial victories during the war and later served as a test pilot for the USAF and North American Aviation.
Lt. Col. Skip Holm — Colonel Holm is a high time Viet Nam Combat pilot with 1,172 combat hours flying F-105´s and F-4´s, a test pilot on the Lockheed F-117 stealth fighter, and a multiple National Air Racing Champion.
Steve Hinton — Hinton has performed in air shows worldwide for more than 35 years and has flown more than 150 different types of aircraft, holds world speed records, and is a National Air Race Champion.
Seymour “Si” Robin — Robin is an aviation innovator who has designed aircraft antennas and other airborne communications systems for many years. Si is an accomplished pilot who has owned and flown a number of historic aircraft throughout his career.