SAN DIEGO — Officials with the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum have named the Class of 2015.
- Alan Mulally, contributor on every Boeing commercial aircraft from the 727 through the 787;
- Bill Chana, flight test engineer for Convair and developer of “the world’s smallest plane,” the Wee Bee;
- Tom Cassidy, RADM, USN (Ret.) & Frank Pace, leaders of San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a defense industry leader in UAVs;
- Bob Ferry, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.), a contributor to helicopter flight testing, including the Apache AH-64;
- Fred Trapnell, Vice Adm., USN (Ret.), the first US Navy pilot to fly jet aircraft and considered the most experience naval test aviator of his generation;
- the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and The EAA Young Eagles, an international organization that has provided first flights for more than 1.9 million children;
- Kenneth and Jean Friedkin, founders of San Diego Airline, Pacific Southwest; and
- Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, Col., USAF (Ret.), a decorated war hero and 29-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 19. Proceeds from the evening benefit the museum’s youth education programs.