Inducted November 2, 2019
Deborah Baugh, a staunch aviation and Warbirds enthusiast holds Commercial, Instrument, and Multi-engine Ratings and is also Formation Qualified. She and husband John own a matching pair of Beechcraft T34 Mentors that they have frequently flown in formations together for veteran memorials, airshows, and many other events.
Deborah and John have been volunteers for EAA both nationally and locally for many years. Deborah has served in numerous roles at AirVenture from 1988 to 1995. In 1992, she was appointed the State of Tennessee Representative of the Young Eagles program. Mrs. Baugh has personally flown over 900 Young Eagles and has received the Young Eagles Award from National Warbirds and EAA Chapter 863. She received the coveted Spirit Award in 1996 from Paul and Audrey Poberezny for her work with the Young Eagles program and the prestigious National EAA Major Achievement Award in 2000.
Deborah has volunteered at the Women in Aviation, International conferences for many years and is the first Life Time Member of WAI. She is also a lifetime member of EAA, EAA Warbirds and a member of The 99’s International Organization of Women Pilots, the T34 Association, AOPA, a Lifetime Member of the American Legion Auxiliary, EAA Chapter 863, and the EAA Tennessee “First Squadron” Warbirds Chapter.
Deborah serves as Treasurer and Board Member of Women in Aviation International and is Past President and Treasurer of the Music City Chapter of WAI. She is a founding member of the Music City Chapter of Women in Aviation International.
She serves on the Board of Directors for EAA Chapter 863 and is a former officer and newsletter editor for both EAA Chapter 863 and the Tennessee First Squadron. Deborah Baugh has served on the Lebanon Airport Commission.
For extraordinary achievement and service to aviation for Tennessee, our nation and the world, Deborah Baugh is honored by and inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame this 2nd day of November 2019.