Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Receives Spirit of Flight Award, Induction Into Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame
The Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame held the 2016 Banquet and Induction Ceremonies Thursday at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Transportation Education Center. Among the inductees this year is the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, a recipient of the Spirit of Flight Award for the museum’s contributions to the Metro East IL and St. Louis metropolitan areas. The museum has made many positive contributions to local and regional communities through the conservation of the area’s aviation history and the numerous educational and community events held there each year. The museum also received the AIAA St. Louis Civic Service Award in 2013.
Criteria for the Spirit of Flight Award:
•The organization’s activities must be Illinois based and continuous over a long period of time
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, located at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL, has been selected to receive the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame 2016 Spirit of Flight Award. The museum is being recognized for its service to the community through preservation of Metro East IL aviation history, education programs supporting local schools and Scouting groups, active Young Eagles program with local EAA Chapter 64, and other aviation activities promoted and executed through the volunteer staff. The museum is honored to receive the highest honor afforded by the Illinois aviation community, and will continue to serve the greater St. Louis and Metro East Illinois communities with ever greater enthusiasm and purpose.
The Awards Banquet and Induction Ceremonies will be held May 5 at the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Transportation Education Center at Southern Illinois Airport.