Saturday, October 6, 2012
When it comes to appropriately and publicly saluting our nation’s aviation pioneers, there may be no other event as signiﬁcant as the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement gala. Not surprisingly the spectacular formal dinner and ceremony has become known as America’s “Oscar Night of Aviation.” The 2012 edition of this historic event will again see a freshman crop of air and space legends inducted before an anticipated audience of 1,000 or more peers and admirers. This includes not only NAHF members and former enshrinees, but also hundreds of government, aerospace and defense industry leaders, media representatives and aviation enthusiasts from around the world.
The evening begins with a one-hour Opening Guest Reception held in the spacious atrium of the Dayton Convention Center. Guests then convene in the adjacent grand ballroom for a gourmet dinner and evening’s live and multi-media on-stage presentations to each of the four honorees.
The Enshrinee Class of 2012 being honored is: