- Press Release
- Sep 26, 2023
57th Annual National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement to Honor Aerospace Legends at the “Oscar Night of Aviation”
The 57th Annual NAHF Enshrinement & Ceremony, widely recognized as the “Oscar Night of Aviation,” will take place at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Musuem in Denver, CO on September 28, 2019.
Colonel Guion “Guy” S. Bluford, USAF (Ret)- Ph.D. aerospace engineer, fighter pilot, decorated Vietnam veteran, instructor pilot, NASA Group 8, mission specialist on four Space Shuttle missions.
Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC-Congressional Medal of Honor Awardee, “Flying Tiger” combat pilot and flight leader, WWII fighter ace, CO of the “Black Sheep Squadron”, WWII POW.
Brigadier General Charles M. Duke, Jr., USAF (Ret)- USNA graduate, test pilot, NASA Group 5, CAPCOM Apollo 11, LMP Apollo 16, 10th person to walk on the moon.
Mrs. and Mr. Martha & John King- 40 year veterans of aviation instruction, revolutionary pioneers of multimedia training programs that have instructed more than half the pilots in the U.S. flying now.
Ms. Katherine Stinson– 4th female in the U.S. to earn a pilot’s certificate, founder of the Stinson School of Flying (1915), trained WWI military pilots, first woman to carry airmail, exhibition circuit pilot, set multiple distance and endurance records.
The NAHF’s Enshrinement Ceremony and Program will include industry leaders and over a dozen returning Enshrinees, including astronauts Eileen Collins and Hoot Gibson, aerospace leaders Charlie Bolden and Dick Rutan,aviation titans Dale Klapmeier and Harry Robertson, WWII triple-ace Bud Anderson and Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, among others.
Sponsorships are currently available. Committed sponsors to date include Cirrus Aircraft, United Airlines, PerformAir International, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Williams International, NBAA, GAMA and several individuals.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner and program to follow at 7:00 p.m. Wing Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is located at 7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO. Sponsorship information is available at nationalaviation.org. Photos attached for public use.