Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air and Space Museum shares with us and is creating unlimited horizons in aerospace education through the preservation of the history of flight.

Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame

The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame is located in the Dorothy Finley Space Gallery and offers museum visitors a unique opportunity to acquaint themselves with noteworthy Arizona aviators.

Established by a joint proclamation of the Governor of Arizona, the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the City of Tucson in 1985, the Hall of Fame is a permanent shrine to Arizonans who have played a role in or made a significant contribution to aviation and aerospace history. Noteworthy honorees include: former United States Senator Barry Goldwater, astronaut Frank Borman, and Doolittle Raider David “Davey” Jones.

Vernon Haywood portrait

Vernon V. Haywood

By serving so effectively as an instructor, then flight and section commander, he helped certify the goal of total integration in the armed forces. And the exemplary performance of Haywood and his colleagues also did much to advance civil rights and topple other racial barriers throughout all of America. A highly decorated and respected leader, he continued his illustrious USAF career until retiring a colonel in 1971. Vernon Haywood’s record of achievement brought great credit to Arizona and the nation.
Janet Harmon Bragg portrait

Janet Harmon Bragg

Janet Harmon Bragg spent the major part of her life encouraging blacks to become active in aviation. She was an active pilot for over 35 years, earned a Commercial Pilot License and logged over 2,000 flying hours. In 1984, Bragg was honored by the University of Arizona Black Alumni Association as the first black woman to receive a commercial pilot’s license in the USA. She also was presented the Certificate of Appreciation by the FAA and was awarded the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for her contributions to aviation by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Janet Bragg is part of the Women in Flight Exhibit in Hangar 1.


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