LEXINGTON — Kentuckians who made achievements in the field of aviation and aeronautics were honored with induction into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington on Oct. 27.
Danville businessman Stuart Powell received the Aviation Achievement Award, recognizing activities that promote aviation in Kentucky. Powell has served as chairman of the Danville-Boyle County Airport Board for 44 years, guiding the facility and contributing to the economic advancement of Boyle County and its surroundings.
Hall of Fame honorees were Trinity native Wayne Frye, graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a Vietnam War Air Force squadron commander who flew 266 combat missions; Fred Keller, award-winning builder of experimental aircraft from Cynthiana who has been recognized by the Experimental Aircraft Association; David Rogan, a World War II pilot from Middlesboro who was one of a few combat pilots who served in both Europe and the Pacific on bombing missions; and Douglas Yates, a native of Meade County and Western Kentucky University graduate who developed reconnaissance mission tactics for flights over Vietnam and later served as an advisor to the Kentucky Air National Guard.
The honorees were inducted at a black-tie dinner held at the museum.