John T. Baugh, Jr.

John T. Baugh, Jr.

Enshrined November 13, 2004

Nashvillian John Baugh has served on the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission since first being appointed by Governor Ned McWherter in 1989 and is a former Chairman of the Commission. Mr. Baugh continues his service to Tennessee as a member of the Aeronautics Commission. He is Founder and Past President of Tennessee First Squadron-Warbirds of America.

John has served on the Board of Directors of EAA for 24 years, on the Board of EAA’s Warbirds of America for 22 years and is also a five-term Past President and CO of WBA. He is a past President of the Nashville QB Chapter. John Baugh holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument, single & multi-engine flight instructor ratings, land and sea, helicopter and an FAA ground level aerobatics waiver. He is type rated in the B-17, B-25, P-51 and P-47, having flown 135 different types of aircraft. In 1995 John T. Baugh was Inducted into EAA’s Sport Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2002, the John T. Baugh, Jr. Aviation Excellence Scholarship Fund was established at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.

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Maj. Gen. Lee V. Gossick, USAF (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Lee V. Gossick, USAF (Ret.)

 (1920–2005) Enshrined November 13, 2004

A former Commander of the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Air Force Systems Command at Arnold Air Force Station, the Gossick Leadership Center at AEDC, dedicated in 1993, bears witness to his extraordinary leadership during a 32-year career in the United States Air Force. Lee V. Gossick entered the military service in 1941 as an aviation cadet and received his pilot wings and commission as a Second Lieutenant in April 1942. Gossick flew 88 combat missions in P-40 aircraft as a member of the 87th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group serving in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Sicily. He attended Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He was a 1959 graduate of the Air War College and attended Harvard University for advanced management studies in 1961. Gossick’s military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem. He held the aeronautical rating of Command Pilot. General Gossick was designated a Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State University in 1960. In April 1967 he received the Arnold Air Society’s General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Trophy for “Outstanding scientific contributions to aerospace development in the field of science.” He was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics in 1970. After retiring from the Air Force, Gossick returned to AEDC to serve as Director of Quality & Safety and then as Deputy General Manager of the AEDC aero propulsion testing contractor for nine years.

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Cosby P. Harrison

Cosby P. Harrison

 (1900-1984) Enshrined November 13, 2004

Cosby Harrison founded Trade-A-Plane in 1937 in Crossville, where it continues to be published today. Its first issue was mailed to 9,000 pilots on October 5, 1937. Over the past 67 years, Trade-A-Plane has become a world renowned icon among aviation publications with more than 1.7 million copies distributed annually. An original first issue is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in our nation’s capital.

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John Shelton Wilder

John Shelton Wilder

(1921-2010) Enshrined November 13, 2004

No other public servant in Tennessee’s history has been a more ardent or more effective advocate for aviation, air transportation and Tennessee’s system of airports than Lt. Governor John S. Wilder. Mr. Wilder, Speaker of the Senate, is also a pilot who has flown for more than 40 years and logged over 12,000 hours of flight time. He holds a unique and distinguished place in the history of our nation having served as Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee for 36 years, longer than anyone has held that office in any state in United States history. Even into his 80’s, Governor Wilder still commuted between his home in West Tennessee to the State Capital in “Jaybird” his beloved 1970 Piper Twin Comanche aircraft.

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