Another Minnesota Aviation Legend Leaves us.
Col. Sherman P. Booen, "Sherm" to those who knew him, passed away April 4, 2011. He was 97 years old, surviving the loss of his wife and partner Mavis and daughter, Boni Roberts.
Sherm was well known as host of the ground-breaking television show, The World of Aviation, which he began producing in 1953 and which was a fixture Sunday mornings on WCCO-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul for 28 years. In addition, Sherm, his wife Mavis and daughter Boni, published an aviation magazine called Minnesota Flyer.
He was inducted into the "Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame" in 1995 and "Broadcasting Hall of Fame" in 2002.
Sherm flew his beloved Beechcraft Bonanza (N758B) until age 90 and won the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.