National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton

4.7
#6 of 11 in Museums in Dayton
At the NAHF, we achieve our appointed vocation through our thorough Board of Nominations process, our grand annual Enshrinement Ceremony and our educational programs including our accessible Learning Center and WOW program. For two and a half months, a group of Enshrinees, industry leaders, historians and aviation authorities study the lives of the over 300 men and woman who have been nominated by our members for Enshrinement. Through several rounds of voting and then a final round of vetting by their peers, four American’s who have excelled in one of the many facets of aviation are chosen to become Inductees of the NAHF. Over the next several months, planning takes place for the formal affair of their actual Enshrinement. Known as “The Oscar Night of Aviation,” the star studded gala draws an international crowd and is talked and written about for weeks after. As the dust settles, the important work of immortalizing the life and work of each Enshrinee begins. From video-taped oral histories to gathering the words and memories through their families, friends and co-workers, the NAHF collects artifacts, those tangible and those abstract, so that a living history can be formed. The NAHF uses the materials collected over the months and years to make the basis of our educational processes.
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  • This was a fun stop - my aviators loved seeing a picture of John and Martha King hanging on the wall. This is a nice collection of folks who have made their mark on aviation in the USA. Take a few min...  more »
  • This is part of the much larger Air Force museum. It had some fun interactive exhibits, which might come in handy if you/your kids get a little antsy in the main museum.  more »
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  • Very cool. Great place for family.
  • Located in the Nation Museum of the United States Air Force, a veritable Who's Who of the world of Aviation. Check out the view from an airport control tower.

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