Aerospace Walk of Honor
The Aerospace Walk of Honor program pays tribute to the outstanding accomplishments of distinguished test pilots. Sidewalk monuments along West Lancaster Boulevard continue to honor the contributions of these brave men and women. The first in the United States honoring test pilots, Lancaster’s Aerospace Walk of Honor program acknowledged the City’s sixty-year tradition as the nation’s aerospace center and host City to a distinguished group of internationally known experimental test pilots who flew at Edwards Air Force Base during their careers. Established in 1990 by the Lancaster City Council, the Aerospace Walk of Honor awarded recognition for test pilots whose aviation careers were marked by significant achievements beyond one specific accomplishment. In a profession where extraordinary achievement is the norm, honorees selected for the Aerospace Walk of Honor were those who soared above the rest. The Aerospace Walk of Honor program was completed in 2009 when the 100th honoree was inducted. California artist Robert Schaar has painted a series of portraits of the Center’s NACA/NASA pilots inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor.