Selection Criteria

West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Installation Ceremony

The inductee(s) selected shall be installed in the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame at an appropriate ceremony at a time and place as determined by the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chairperson.

West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Nominee Criteria

  • Nominations may be made by any firm, organization or individual familiar with the nominee’s achievements.
  • The nominee must be of good character and their contribution to aviation must be substantial and performed with a high degree of excellence, above and beyond the performance of one’s job or political position.
  • The nominee should have made a significant contribution to aviation in one or more segments of aviation, which may include piloting, aircraft maintenance, aircraft design or manufacture, aviation education, engineering, sales, management and promotion of aviation activity.
  • The nominee’s service of achievements in aviation may have been accomplished worldwide, nationally, or in the State of West Virginia. The nominee can be either a native born West Virginian or have performed significant portions of their aviation-related workin West Virginia.
  • All nominees shall:
    • Have demonstrated ethical conduct and responsibility toward associates in the industry and community.
    • Have had substantial influence in promoting and preserving the state’s aviation industry.
    • Have contributed to the positive image of West Virginia as viewed from the state and national level.
    • Have maintained a high level of respect within the state’s aviation community for service, performance and public service.
  • Nominations shall expire after the first consideration and must be resubmitted for future consideration.
  • Hall of Fame Selection Committee members shall onlyconsider information submitted in the written nomination package. No other information supplied by anyone to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee members will be considered.
  • Nominees may be cited for achievements in either civil or military aviation or both.
  • Nominees may be either living or deceased.

West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Selection Process

  • The Selection Committee shall be composed of a maximum of seven (7) active members. The President of the West Virginia Airport Managers Association, theChairman of the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission, the Director of the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission and a West Virginia Airport Managers Association Corporate Board Member (selected by the West Virginia Airport Managers Association membership) shall each serve as a member on the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame selection Committee. An additional at-large West Virginia Airport Managers Association member shall be chosen by the above listed Selection Committee members. The remaining two (2) Selection Committee members shall be appointed by the West Virginia Airport Managers Association. The at-large member and the two (2) appointed members shall have a three (3) year term,can be re-appointed for one (1) additional three (3) year term and can again be re-appointed after a lapse ofthree (3) years.

    Each member of the Selection Committee will have one vote and will perform the following tasks:
    • All board members will review each nomination 30 days prior to the meeting of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
    • At the selection meeting, each nomination will be presented to the Selection Committee for discussion prior to the vote.
    • Each nomination will then be voted on by the Selection Committee using a numerical ranking system. In the event the first cycle of voting results in a tie, the Selection Committee, at their discretion, can choose to induct the additional candidate(s) involved in the tie, conduct a run-off vote or authorize the Selection Committee Chairperson to select the final candidate to be inducted. If the Selection Committee chooses to conduct a run-off vote, and in the event the run-off vote again results in a tie, the Selection Committee, attheir discretion, can conduct additional run-off voting or choose either of the procedures listed above to select the final inductee.
    • The Chairperson of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee will coordinate the time and place for ceremonies honoring the selected candidate(s).
  • A majority of the Selection Committee members will be required to be present in order to constitute a quorum.
  • The Selection Committee officers will be chosen by the members during the first meeting of the calendar year. (The Hall of Fame selection will take place in June of each year. Other meetings will be held as needed). Meetings are open to the public. However, there will be no public testimony authorized on behalf of nominees. Roberts’ Rules of Order will apply. The official minutes will be limited to the nominations submitted for selection, a roster of members present and recommendations made. Minutes will subsequently be signed by the Chairperson.