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National Aviation Hall of Fame announces “call for entries” for 15th Annual Combs Gates Award


The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has officially announced its nationwide “call for entries” for the 15th Annual Combs Gates Award.  The prestigious $20,000 cash award is presented each year to an individual or group for a submitted project judged to be exemplary in the promotion and preservation of America’s air and space heritage.  The subject of submitted projects ideally spotlights one or more of the 233 men and women aviation pioneers that have been inducted, to date, into the Congressionally-chartered, non-profit NAHF.

The 2017 award ceremony will take place during a special session of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention.  The NBAA convention is the largest civil aviation event in the world and this year takes place October 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Officials from the NAHF and NBAA, joined by several previous Enshrinees of the NAHF, will present the recipient their award.

Among projects eligible for the Combs Gates Award are books, film/video, public exhibits, photography and artwork.  The deadline for 2017 submissions is June 16th.   Contact Ron Kaplan at 937-256-0944, ext 16 with specific detail requests or questions.


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