William A. Schoneberger
Wall of Honor Location:Foil: 7 Panel: 2 Column: 2 Line: 48
Wall of Honor Level:Air and Space Friend
Honored By:Ms. Ann Marcus
In addition to articles covering aviation, aerospace and airports, Mr. Schoneberger has authored or co-authored eight books (Seven Decades of Progress; California Wings; Out of Thin Air; Allison Power of Excellence, (2 books); Call Me Pat; A Travel Odyssey; and the recently-published Damn if they ain't flew!) . He served as editorial consultant on another book about an aviation pioneer. He continues to report and write about a wide range of subjects.
Mr. Schoneberger served 17 years with GE Aircraft Engines; eight as Northrop corporate director of communications; and 23 as owner/operator of William A. Schoneberger Communications (WASCOM).
Past president, director, AILERON editor, Aero Club of Southern California (NAA, FAI); president, Aero Exhibits Inc., then owner of Hughes Flying Boat; Collier Trophy selection committee; Howard Hughes Memorial Award chairman, selection committee. Selected for Lyman Award, 1998, for "Outstanding achievement in aviation writing." Society of Aerospace Communicators (SAC) director; was Aviation/Space Writers (AWA) director, international chairman, awards committee chairman. Vice President, Director, Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California. Graduated University of South Carolina; attended Miami University (Ohio) and University of Cincinnati. Omicron Delta Kappa (honorary leadership fraternity), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.