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AME Hall of Fame
The Canadian AME Hall of Fame was proposed by Dave Snedden in 2002 to the Canadian Federation of AME Associations and approved at their annual meeting in 2003.

The current home of the Hall of Fame is the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Museum in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. There are currently 17 recipients from across Canada.
hughthomasHugh Thomas was born May 24, 1903 in Sunset, Colorado. (5 months before the Wright Brothers flight). In 1909 the family moved to Ottawa and in 1911 moved to Vancouver.
lorne_amos_smallLorne started his career early in life, leaving home at the age of 16 years to join the Canadian Army as a "Boy soldier". He started his initial technical training at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario as a vehicle mechanic but soon transferred to the aviation side of maintenance.
james_wall_smallJames Wall was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 22, 1933 and has spent his entire life in this city graduating from high school in 1951. In 1950 Jim earned his Private Pilot’s licence in a short 30 days and 25 hours of flying time. In 1951 he earned an Air Cadet International Exchange trip to England, Scotland and Wales. These were early indications of the ability, determination and skill that Jim possessed. He worked at the airport as a gasman, hangar attendant, aircraft washer and mechanic's helper. The money went into building flying hours (at a cost of $8.00 per hour) by barnstorming with other pilots on weekends, ferrying aircraft and taking people for rides. Jim moved up the ladder of success and was soon employed as full time Apprentice Mechanic earning the princely wage of 25 cents per hour.
barry_marsden_smallIt has always been airplanes for Barry Marsden. Since he was a teenager in the Creston Valley in the 1950s he’s been looking to the sky and finding inspiration in flying machines and the people who fly them. Born in Vancouver and raised in Creston, B.C., Barry embarked on his career path in 1954, by holding flags in farm fields for agricultural sprayer planes to aim at, before becoming an airplane mechanic and pilot.  Barry began his aviation career as a mechanic and pilot with Skyway Air Services of Langley, B.C, where he also flew several stints overseas.  He graduated from the Southern Alberta Aerospace Institute as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), and also logged more than 9,500 hours as a commercial and airline transport rated pilot, all in aerial forest fire control and other specialty spraying operations.
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