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Tom Cochran One of Two Inductees into the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame

Davis, W.Va. (Aug. 2, 2023) — The West Virginia Airport Managers Association is honored to announce the induction of two distinguished individuals into the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. An installment ceremony to celebrate the 2023 inductees was held July 31, 2023, during a private event at Canaan Valley Resort during the annual West Virginia Aviation Conference with family, friends, and colleagues in attendance.

The West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes pioneers and leaders within the industry who have made significant contributions to the development, advancement, or promotion of aviation and have close ties to the state. Nominations may be made by any individual or organization familiar with the nominee’s achievements or actions. More information and criteria to nominate individuals for the WV Aviation Hall of Fame and/or WV Aviation Wall of Valor can be found here:

The 2023 West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame inductees include:

Thomas E. Cochran (see additional information)

Perry E. Dillon (see additional information)

The West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame is located in the terminal building of the North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg, WV. Each Inductee will be honored by having a descriptive plaque dedicated to them praising their contributions to West Virginia aviation