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Aerospace Walk of Honor

The Aerospace Walk of Honor in Lancaster, California, USA, honors test pilots who have contributed to aviation and space research and development.

Monument to Jerry Gentry

The Aerospace Walk of Honor awards were established in 1990 by the City of Lancaster "to recognize the important contributions of unique and talented aviators who soared above the rest." Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley, near four flight test facilities: US Air Force Plant 42, Edwards AFB, Mojave Air and Space Port and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The Walk of Honor program officially concluded in August 2009.[1]

The Walk of Honor is located on Lancaster Boulevard between Sierra Highway to the east and 10th Street West and is anchored by Boeing Plaza, which has a restored F-4 Phantom II on display. Honorees are memorialized with granite monuments located along Lancaster Boulevard. Test pilots who receive awards were inducted annually in late summer.

The Walk of Honor monuments and activities are funded by several aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, all of which perform flight test operations in the Antelope Valley.

InducteesEdit

 
Three of the monuments in front of the Sheriff's station
 
Boeing Plaza, Aerospace Walk of Honor

(Alphabetical, with year of induction)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aerospace Walk of Honor – Program has been Concluded". Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e Kellar, Brad (July 20, 2019). "Never walked on moon but local pilot helped train lunar astronauts". Herald Banner. Greenville, Texas. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Chandler, John (September 17, 1991). "Neil Armstrong to Join Lancaster Walk of Honor". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. B3 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e Haynes, Karima A. (September 17, 1999). "Pilots to be Honored with Monuments". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c d e Johnson, Chip (September 19, 1994). "Aerospace Walk of Honor Inducts 5". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. 53 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e Halley, Blaine (September 19, 1992). "Ceremony Will Honor 5 Test Pilots". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. B2 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ a b c d e Kaplan, Tracey (September 23, 1990). "Ground-Level Monuments Honor Heroes of the Air". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. 840 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b c d e Rock, Carol (August 28, 1998). "Aerospace Walk of Honor Ceremonies Set Sept. 19". The Signal. Santa Clarita, California. p. 45 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Oliver, Myrna (August 13, 2005). "Col. Joseph Rogers, 81; Pilot Set Speed Record, Flew in Korean, Vietnam Wars". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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