EAA President Tom Poberezny to Enter ICAS Hall of Fame
September 10, 2009 — EAA President Tom Poberezny along with the late Bobby Younkin and Charlie “The Flying Farmer” Kulp are this year’s inductees into the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Hall Of Fame. As a longtime performer and President of EAA, ICAS says Poberezny could have entered the hall as part of the three-ship Eagle Aerobatic Team or as an event organizer for his longtime chairmanship of EAA AirVenture.
“For 25 years, Charlie Hillard, Gene Soucy, and I as the Eagle Aerobatic Team entertained millions of people worldwide,” Poberezny said. “I’m proud that my achievements in the air show industry are recognized by my peers. I accept this honor with great appreciation.”
Younkin, a 2004 Bill Barber Award recipient, was on the air show circuit for 30 years; dazzling crowds in aircraft as diverse as a Decathalon, T-6 Texan, and his own custom bi-plane. Kulp spent 35 years in the air show business, performing in over 800 shows before retiring at the age of 82. Aside from his farmer routine he is a founding member of the Bealton Flying Circus in Bealton, Virginia. The hall of fame ceremony will take place in December during the ICAS convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.