The family of the late William K. “Bill” Kershner has donated his personal library to the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame, according to a story by Mike Collins at AOPA.org.
Kershner, a Naval aviator, flight instructor, author and lecturer, was known as “the spin doctor” because of his research into spins and dedication to spin training. He died last year at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer.
The story notes:
“The significance of this gift by the Kershner family cannot be overstated,” said Bob Minter, founder and chairman of the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame. “Bill Kershner is a legendary figure in Tennessee’s aviation history and around the world. Becoming custodians of this incredible personal library is an honor. Preserving this collection of more than 800 books and making them available to historians, aviation students, and researchers is indeed a privilege.”