Held an Airline Transport Rating and logged more than 17,000 hours in the air as a solo and command pilot.
Ardently promoted aviation on his radio show, “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” which resulted in him collaborating with Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (enshrined 2004) to make a promotional film for Eastern Air Lines.
Used his hit television show, the “Arthur Godfrey Show,” to advertise aviation. At its prime, the program had 82 million viewers, and his combined broadcasts were reported to have accounted for 12 percent of the total advertising revenues of CBS television.
Participated in a record-setting flight around the world in 1966 with Captain Dick Merrill and Fred Austin.
Served as Master of Ceremonies of the Hall of Fame’s annual Enshrinement ceremony program in 1963 and 1975 and was a member of the distinguished Board of Nominations from 1974 to 1982.
Elected an honorary life member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the organization.