Jerrie Cobb, Leverett Edwards, Luther Gray, William Hall and
Frank Phillips have been selected as the 1990 inductees into the
Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame. Allen E. Paulson,
chairman and chief executive officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.,
has been chosen to receive the Clarence E. Page Memorial Trophy.
The awards will be presented at the Oklahoma Aviation and Space
Induction Ceremonies Dec. 8 at the Kirkpatrick Center.
Cobb was the first female selected as an astronaut candidate and
later served as a NASA consultant. She is the holder of four world
aviation records set in Aero-Commander planes. She has received the
Harmon Trophy, is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and
Edwards was one of the first private plane owners in Oklahoma
City. In 1950 he was selected by President Harry Truman to the
National Mediation Board, which he held for 26 years. Later he was
an arbitrator for Braniff Airlines. Edwards died in April 1989.
Gray was the fourth pilot hired by Braniff Airlines. Later he
directed Conoco's Aviation department until retirement. He is a
member fo the OX-5s and organization of pioneer aviators.
In 1937 Hall was accepted as a naval aviation cadet and reported
to fleet duty on the U.S.S. Enterpise. For courageous actions in
the battle of the Coral Sea, Hall was awarded the Congressional
Medal of Honor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Phillips and his brother, L.E., founded Phillips Petroleum Co.
in 1917. The company was one of the first to have a business air
fleet. Phillips promoted his Nu-Aviation fuel by sponsoring Art
Goebel in the Dole Race flight from Oakland to Honolulu. During
World War II, Phillips Petroleum made significant developments in
improving high-octane aviation fuels and conducted test flight
programs for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Phillips died in 1950.
Under Paulson's leadership, Gulfstream has become the world's
leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of large corporate jets.
He and a Gulfstream crew flew Gulfstream IVs on two around-the-world
record flights. Paulson was named Pilot of the Year by Professional
Pilot Magazine. He is recipient of the Harmon, Horation Alger and
Wright Brothers awards. . .
- Dr. Samuel J. Sackett has joined the career management firm
of Bernard Haldane Associates as a career consultant. He will work
with outplacement clients and help management executives and other
professionals assess their career options.
Before joining Bernard Haldane Associates, Sackett was senior
associate with Joy Reed Belt & Associates. He is president of
Turnkey Daycare Inc., which markets on-site corporate daycare.
Sackett has written more than 40 book reviews for literary and
scholarly periodicals. . .
- Yvonne Vela Curran has joined Smith & Associates
Advertising/Communications as production artist. …