2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Hall of Fame logoTo the moon logo

2019 Induction Ceremony and Dinner
with the Niagara Aerospace Museum, the Aero Club of Buffalo, and
the Niagara Frontier section of
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Frank Anderson – Bell Aerospace
Fran Bainbridge – Aero Club of Buffalo
David Feld – Bell Aerospace
Robert Keim – Eastman Kodak
Robert Kinzly – CAL and Scipar
John Lordi – CAL, Calspan and CUBRC
John Shafer – Eastman Kodak
Jack Williams – Moog

(See brief descriptions below.)

Friday, May 10, 2019                         Protocol Restaurant
6:00 p.m. Cash Bar                                      6766 Transit Road
7:00 p.m. Dinner                                      Williamsville, NY 14221

 Induction ceremony and recognition of Aero Club scholarship recipients following dinner.

Pre-paid reservations are required by Friday, May 3, 2016

 Download the reservation form (PDF) or print and mail in the form below.


Circle one: Aero Club | AFA | EAA | Museum | AIAA | Bell News |

Please reserve ________ seats at $35.00 per person.

Enclosed is a [ ] check [ ] money order [ ] for $                            

Please make checks payable to the Niagara Frontier Aviation & Space Hall of Fame.
Mail to: Pat Pedersen, 240 Hamlin Avenue, East Aurora, New York 14052
Pre-paid reservations are required by Monday, May 6, 2019
Call (716) 687-1589 for more information

Frank Anderson was the lead structural engineer on the Bell SKMR-1 Air Cushion Vehicle that revolutionized amphibious warfare in the U.S. Navy.

Fran Bainbridge was the heart and soul of the Aero Club of Buffalo, the oldest in the U.S. and second oldest in the world, which may not have survived without her efforts.

Dave Feld was technical director and then program manager for the Bell Lunar Module Ascent Engine, which had to work – if it failed the astronauts would have been stranded on the Moon.

Bob Keim led the optical design at Kodak for highly classified spy satellites – above top secret –which to this day still hold the record for the highest resolution film images ever taken of the earth.

Bob Kinzly’s work at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory and SciPar, the company he founded, developed low visibility paint schemes to reduce the visual signature of U.S. military aircraft.

Dr. John Lordi’s innovative contributions across the aerospace sciences at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Calspan, and CUBRC has been critical to major national aerospace program initiatives.

John Shafer led efforts in optical measurement at Kodak that enabled the testing of state of the art optical components and assemblies key to highly classified spy satellites.

Jack Williams’ technical leadership during a thirty-six year career at Moog led to actuation systems for tactical and strategic missiles and space launch vehicles, including the Space Shuttle.