in 1985, the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc. (WAHF) is the result
of an idea by Carl Guell. Formerly employed by the Wisconsin
Aeronautics Commission (now the Department of Transportation, Bureau of
Aeronautics), Guell began collecting the state's aviation history.
Encouraged by the wealth of information he discovered through
interviews and research, Guell incorporated the WAHF. The organization
made its first induction of three Wisconsin aviation notables less than
a year later.
The volunteer organization continues to grow and
depends on member supporters to achieve its mission and goals. In its
short history, WAHF has recognized over 70 individuals, published an
award-winning aviation history book (3800 copies were given to state
libraries) and provides significant scholarship opportunities to the
state's top aviation students.
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame is listed as a
501(c)(3) organization for donation and tax purposes.