By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Banquet Attendance Produces Aviation Auld Lang Syne

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Restores Hometown Connections

 

December 1, 2021

Tim Hennagir

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a three-time rescheduling of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Banquet. The event was conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington. An evening highlight was a well-attended pre-banquet social hour on the hotel's second floor.

One of the highlights of the year (ranking next to AirVenture at Oshkosh) is the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet, which inducts new members annually.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a three-time rescheduling of the event, which was conducted on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington.

Almost 500 people were in attendance at the banquet. I had a great time networking with aviation contacts, contributing writers, and making new industry friends, as well as reestablishing hometown ties forged years ago in a nearby suburb.

Earlier in the day, I attended the funeral s...



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