Sir Alan Cobham, the Airlift/Tanker Association’s 28th Hall of Fame inductee, was installed in the Walk of Fame Scott AFB, Illinois, on October 5, 2017. A/TA Chairman Gen Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret); AMC Commander Gen Carlton D. Everhart; Air Marshall Greg Bagwell CB CBE, RAF (Ret), Strategic Advisor Cobham plc; and, A/TA President CMSgt Michael R. Kerver, USAF (Ret); officiated the ceremony.
An aviation pioneer and significant contributor to air mobility through his historic aerial refueling experiments, Sir Alan is the former CEO and founder of Flight Refuelling Ltd., now known as Cobham plc, one of the United Kingdom’s largest aerospace companies. Sir Alan was formally honored at our 48th Annual Airlift/Tanker Association Convention/Symposium & Technology Exhibition in Nashville, TN, October 27-30 2016. His bronze bust is mounted in the Mobility Memorial Park at Scott Air Force Base, IL.
The Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to honor those individuals and teams who have demonstrated superior or sustained performance in the advancement of air mobility and refueling.