September 24, 2003
Ken Jernstedt waves from the cockpit from a P-40 during the 1999 Hood River Fly-In. The Hood River airport has since been named for him, and next month the Flying Tiger ace will join the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor.
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Long-time Hood River resident, ace fighter pilot and politician Ken Jernstedt has been named to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. The newly-established Hall of Honor will recognize individuals in the state of Oregon who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace in all fields, including military, civilian, engineering, business, education and government.