We are saddened by the news that G. Warren Hall passed away August 6th.
Inducted in 2004, G. Warren Hall began his flying career at Northfield Airport when he was a junior at Hermitage High School. He attended the University of Virginia earning a Bachelors Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, after which he joined the Navy. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1960 and took his primary flight training in a Beechcraft T-34 “Mentor”. He earned his “Wings of Gold” in 1962 and was assigned to Fighter Squadron VF-31 flying the McDonnell F3B “Demon”. Warren left the Navy in 1965 and began working at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory with highly sophisticated “variable stability” aircraft, a modified T-33 to simulate the new lifting body shapes for outer space re-entry. In 1977 he joined the NASA Ames Research Center as a Research/Test Pilot and later became the Director of the Airborne Science and Research Division. Warren was involved with many research projects including the Bell X-22A, AD-1, SH3A, A-36, T-38, UH-60, X-14B, DC-8, C-141, Learjet, YO3, XV-15, and the Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (a compound helicopter). He flew the SH-3A with the Naval Reserves, C-130s with the Air Force Reserves, and commanded a California Air National Guard Group