SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Class of 2016 to be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame include Major James L. “Jim” Brooks, Steve Hinton, Lt. Col. Skip Holm, and Seymour “Si” Robin.
The induction ceremony will be held at the Museum of Flying on Wednesday, March 23, with a reception beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Major James L. “Jim” Brooks
Brooks is a decorated World War II combat fighter pilot who achieved 13.5 aerial victories during the war and later served as a test pilot for the USAF and North American Aviation.
Lt. Col. Skip Holm
Holm is a high time Viet Nam combat pilot with 1,172 combat hours flying F-105s and F-4s, a test pilot on the Lockheed F-117 stealth fighter, and a multiple National Air Racing Champion.
Hinton has performed in air shows worldwide for more than 35 years and has flown more than 150 different types of aircraft, holds world speed records, and is a National Air Race Champion.
Seymour “Si” Robin
Robin is an aviation innovator who has designed aircraft antennas and other airborne communications systems for many years. He is an accomplished pilot who has owned and flown a number of historic aircraft throughout his career.