- Press Release
- Apr 1, 2023
The National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement The Class of 2018 to be Honored
The 56th Annual NAHF Enshrinement & Ceremony, widely recognized as the “Oscar Night of Aviation,” will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2018.
General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret.) is a United States Air Force Academy graduate, decorated Vietnam veteran (logging 80 missions as a Misty Forward Air Controller), Command Pilot and Parachutist, 15th Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the author of the current Air Force Core Values.
Colonel Walter Cunningham, USMC (Ret.) is a decorated Korean War veteran, fighter pilot, physicist, Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot and SKYLAB Chief.
General John R. (Jack) Dailey, USMC (Ret.) is a decorated Vietnam veteran, Former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, former Chief of Staff then Deputy Administrator of NASA and the Director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
(The late) William H. (Bill) Dana was a 40-year veteran of NASA, test pilot and aeronautical engineer. He was also the project pilot for the X-15 and pilot astronaut for the X-20, among several other aircraft.
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 Walter Boyne, Dick and Burt Rutan, general aviation titans Dale Klapmeier and Tom Poberezny, 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, Herb Kelleher, GE Aviation, Scotts Miracle-Gro, AAR Corporation, DuPont, Jet Linx, AIRBUS, Rolls-Royce, Williams International, NBAA, Northrup Grumman, Oliver Wyman, Southwest Airlines, Concordia Capital, GAMA, Tactical Air Support, UNITECH, and THEIA Systems.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner and program to follow at 7:00 p.m. The National Building Museum is located at 440 G St. NW in Washington, D.C. Sponsorship information is available at nationalaviation.org. Photos attached for public use.
MEDIA RSVP REQUESTED:
Please contact Amy Spowart at (937) 256-0944 ext. 11 or [email protected] to attend any part of the event or arrange interviews with any participants.