FRED KELLER INDUCTED INTO KENTUCKY AVIATION HALL OF FAME
Kentucky native Fred Keller, whose record of EAA awards earns respect among homebuilders, was inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame during a ceremony and banquet on Oct. 27, 2012.
Kellerís EAA achievements include:
Best auto-powered homebuilt aircraft 1973; Grand Champion Homebuilt 1980; the 1981 Wright Brothers Award; and the 1989 Grand Champion, plans-built homebuilt. The 1989 recognition was for Kellerís STOL Prospector that impressed the judges by its excellent, exacting standard constructions even though it was damaged in an emergency landing during the 1989 EAA convention. Keller also built the first Defiant from Dick Rutan in 1980
As a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, Keller has volunteered in local schools for science education. Students guided by Keller have placed in the Alaska State and National Science Olympiad with their model aircraft.