National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals names of “Class of 2014” at Wright Brothers Anniversary dinner
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Six to be enshrined in October of 2014 include first female U.S. jet airline captain, Apollo astronaut, air racer, pioneering test pilot and aircraft designing duo
(Dayton, Ohio – Dec. 17, 2013) Tonight the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) revealed the names of six individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony in Dayton on October 4, 2014. The six will join a roster of 219 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962.
The names and photos of the incoming Enshrinee Class of 2014 were unveiled at a dinner hosted by Dayton-based Aviation Trail, Inc. ( ATI ) in celebration of the 110th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ historic first powered flight, December 17, 1903. Serving as the dinner’s emcee was Marvin Christian, President of ATI, and making the Class of 2014 announcement was NAHF Enshrinement Director, Ron Kaplan.
Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting body comprised of over 120 aviation professionals nationwide, selects a handful of U.S. air and space pioneers to be recognized for their achievements by enshrinement into the NAHF. The NAHF Class of 2014 is a diverse group representing a broad range of significant contributions to the advancement of flight. The six to be formally enshrined on October 4, 2014, are:
The enshrinement dinner and ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center and the adjacent National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Often referred to as “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation,” the black-tie ceremony is open to the public and reservations are available by advance purchase from the NAHF.
The NAHF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in Dayton in 1962 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964. Its mission is to honor America’s outstanding air and space pioneers, which it does through a 17,000 square-foot public Learning Center featuring interactive exhibits, a youth education program, its annual enshrinement ceremony, public outreach programs, and collaboration with like-minded organizations.
For more information visit the NAHF website at www.nationalaviation.org or call 937-256-0944 ext.10.
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Ron Kaplan TEL: (937) 256-0944 x16
NAHF Enshrinement Director CEL: (937) 212-8847