Former Cody Man Inducted Into Aviation Hall of Fame | Big Horn Basin Media

Former Cody Man Inducted Into Aviation Hall of Fame

Written by on September 16, 2019

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame will honor its 28th inductee September 28 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.

Elmer Faust, formerly of Cody, is the 2019 inductee. According to a press release from the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame, Faust’s major contributions include his role in the development of aviation in Cody and the exceptional aircraft maintenance he provided to pilots throughout the Big Horn Basin and beyond.

During the late 1920s and continuing into the 1930s, Faust, along with several other Cody residents, cleared a pasture of rocks and brush to form a landing strip and then used a truck to pull a drag to smooth the landing surface. Later, he constructed two hangars at the airstrip. Along with a hangar built by the city, these became the first structures at what would become the Cody airport.

In honor of his efforts to help establish an airport, the terminal was named the E.E. Faust Terminal in 1992.

Born on Nov. 29, 1900, in the community of Otto, southeast of Cody, Faust grew up in Meeteetse and Cody and graduated from Cody High School. Faust passed away in Cody on March 24, 1989.

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