Indiana Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces 2024 Class

ZIONSVILLE, INDIANA, February 14, 2024 – The Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame announces the individuals selected for induction as the Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

The 2024 Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame Honorees are:

  • Joseph P. Allen IV, Ph.D., NASA Astronaut
  • Wilbur (“Wil”) A. Davis, US Navy Veteran, decorated Vietnam pilot, Aviation Entrepreneur
  • Larry W. Gross, Purdue University Aviation Educator, FAA Pilot Examiner
  • Dr. Worthe S. Holt, Jr, USAF Maj. Gen. (Ret), Command Pilot, Flight Surgeon, Physician, Sagamore of the Wabash Recipient
  • John D. Riddle, USAF Maj. Gen. (Ret), decorated Vietnam combat pilot and military commander
  • Edmond Soliday, US Army Veteran, Professional Pilot and System Safety Engineer, Indiana State Representative

These individual Honorees have made significant and enduring contributions to the history of aviation and aerospace in Indiana, the nation, or the world through achievement, leadership, exceptional service, innovation, and/or entrepreneurial spirit.

The Honorees will be inducted as the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2024  at the Annual Honors Banquet to be held on September 21, 2024, at the 502 Event Center in Carmel, Indiana.  Their induction will be commemorated with a permanent Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame display plaque, a personal medallion, and a crystal award.

For more information about the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, its mission, and current members, please visit  The Hall of Fame’s presentations honoring current members can be found at