Thursday, June 3, 1999 | 10:30 a.m.
Former Sen. Howard Cannon was honored Tuesday for his dedication to developing aviation facilities in Clark County when commissioners unanimously agreed to rename the McCarran Aviation Heritage Museum after him.
"We need to name something significant at the airport after Howard Cannon," commission Chairman Bruce Woodbury said. "First of all, he's a good man, but he had also done so much for our community."
The museum, to be called the Howard Cannon Aviation Museum, is located on the second floor of McCarran International Airport. Exhibits from the museum are also often on display at the North Las Vegas Airport.
During the 24 years Cannon served as a U.S. senator, he was a leader in the development of commercial aviation. The retired Air Force general led the way for the Airport Airway Development Act, which allows airports to spend millions of dollars for airport expansion and renovation.