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Jim Moss, EAA 477508

Vintage Aircraft Association posthumously inducted James S. “Jim” Moss, an Indiana native and a later resident of Buckley, Washington, into the VAA Hall of Fame. Jim, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot and retired Northwest Airlines captain, is the 33rd inductee into this prestigious group of sport aviation leaders since Vintage first created its Hall of Fame program 25 years ago.

Jim Moss originally came to sport aviation fame at EAA Oshkosh and in the Vintage Aircraft Association with his stunning creations, or re-creations, of first, the stunning MG-2 radial engine biplane followed by his full-scale, precise copy of the historic 1931 Matty Laird/Jimmy Doolittle Super Solution, as well as his smooth as silk, highly customized, smoothly faired, 270-hp Russian M-14 round engine powered 1931 Great Lakes. These and numerous other beautifully crafted airplanes were followed by the crown jewel of the Moss re-creations, the Gee Bee Q.E.D. Moss’ version of the last of the legendary Gee Bee racers took 10 years to build. When it was displayed at the VAA Red Barn during AirVenture 2014, visitors were awestruck. If they knew Jim personally, they were emotionally overcome.

Previous Inductees

2016 – Phil Coulson
2015 – Dale “Gus” Gustafson
2014 – Timothy Talen
2013 – Susan Dusenbury
2012 – Clyde Smith Jr.
2011 – John W. Underwood
2010 – Morton Lester
2009 – Stephen Pitcairn
2008 – Bill Pancake
2007 – Chester L. Peek
2006 – Charlie Harris
2005 – Richard Knutson, Charlie Nelson
2004 – Espie “Butch” Joyce
2003 – Al Kelch, Nick Rezich
2002 – John M. Miller
2001 – Ted Koston, Roy Wicker
2000 – Jack Cox
1999 – Gene Chase, Tom Flock, Edward C. Wegner
1997 – Harold Armstrong, Ann Pellegreno, Paul Poberezny, Jim Yonkin
1995 – Joe Juptner, Cole Palen, Kelly Viets
1993 – E. E. “Buck” Hilbert, George York