Documentary A Journey Through the Birthplace of Aviation

A Journey Through the
Birthplace of Aviation

At the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), we see the work to inspire future aerospace innovators as an essential part of our mission. One of the ways we have chosen to get our message worldwide is through a partnership with Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Adam and Kara White of Hemlock Films for the creation of the NAHF Documentary A Journey Through the Birthplace of Aviation.

Our film follows 9-year-old Noa (dressed as her hero, Enshrinee Bessie Coleman) as she explores Dayton, Ohio, the Birthplace of Aviation. The film celebrates the influence of NAHF Enshrinees and the importance of honoring and preserving our nation’s aviation heritage so that the lives of these heroes continue to inspire the Noa’s of tomorrow.

Narrated by celebrated Astronaut and former NASA Administrator Enshrinee Charlie Bolden Jr. the film also features aviation and aerospace legends Eileen Collins, Sean Tucker, Dick Rutan, Dale Klapmeier and Patty Wagstaff. These Enshrinees all make appearances describing, in their own words, the mission and purpose of the NAHF.


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Our Film Partners

We grateful to have the support of many partners in the creation of A Journey Through the Birthplace of Aviation. Thank you to Hemlock Films for your patience and talent. Thank you Wright Brothers Family Foundation, National Aviation Heritage Area, and Dayton CVB for your financial support. Thank you to United Airlines for including the film as part of your in-flight programming. And, heaps of thanks to Enshrinees Charlie Bolden, Eileen Collins, Patty Wagstaff, Dale Klapmeier, Dick Rutan, Sean D. Tucker and Hoot Gibson, as well as Mackensie Witmer and Amanda Wright-Lane for taking part in the film. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!


About Hemlock Films

Cleveland-based Hemlock Films is a full-service video & film production company, from concept to finished piece. Existing to create the exceptional, our quotes will be accurate, and the productions will be properly resourced.  Hemlock exists to provide clients with the finest video story-telling services. For films, commercials, industrials or museums, we bring together the best people and resources to produce your job right. To know what our company is about, you just need to read our motto…Above all, do good work. To learn more about Hemlock Films, visit

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