Mike Melvill

Mike Melvill | California Aviation Hall of Fame | Museum of Flying
Mike Melvill Year Inducted: 2018 Michael Winston "Mike" Melvill is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. Melvill piloted SpaceShipOne on its first flight past the edge of space - the first privately funded human spaceflight mission to reach space, on June 21, 2004 - thus becoming the [...]

Dick Rutan

Dick Rutan | California Aviation Hall of Fame | Museum of Flying
Dick Rutan Year Inducted: 2018 Richard Glenn "Dick" Rutan piloted the Voyager aircraft around the world non-stop with co-pilot Jeana Yeager. During the Vietnam War, Rutan was one of the founding members of the "Mistys" of Operation Commando Sabre, pioneering the use of tactical jets as a "FastFAC" (Fast Forward Air Controller) for the FAC(A), [...]

Barry Schiff

Barry Schiff | California Aviation Hall of Fame | Museum of Flying
Barry Schiff Year Inducted: 2018 Captain Barry Schiff began flying at 14, and his career as an aviation writer at 21, when he wrote innovative aviation education products published by Jeppesen Sanderson. Captain Schiff is known for his 12 books and 1,800 plus articles published in 110 aviation magazines. Notably, AOPA Pilot, for which he [...]

Angela Masson

Angela Masson | California Aviation Hall of Fame | Museum of Flying
Angela Masson Year Inducted: 2018 Angela Masson began flying at 15 at Clover Field in Santa Monica. At 21 she set a record as the youngest person to fly coast to coast in a high performance aircraft. In 1971 she trained armed forces pilot cadets at Claire Walters Flight School flying over 1,000 flight hours [...]