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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Receives Support from Cirrus Aircraft

March 2, 2022

Cirrus Aircraft provides $75,000 in support for Discovering Flight with the National Aviation Hall of Fame DAYTON, Ohio – March 2, 2022- The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is honored to share that Cirrus Aircraft, the world’s largest producer of piston-powered aircraft, is sponsoring the circulation of Discovering Flight: Learning with the NAHF to Title 1 schools in Duluth, MN, and Knoxville, TN. Cirrus Aircraft, awardee of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Award, has a proven track record for innovation and revolutionary approaches. Pat Waddick, President of Innovation & Operations at Cirrus said, “Our goal is for students and...

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The State of Ohio and NAHF Partner to Provide Aviation Education

February 23, 2022

NAHF led partnership will bring STEAM curriculum to accelerate learning across the state as part of their Discovering Flight program. DAYTON, Ohio – February 23, 2022 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), the nation’s only Congressionally-chartered aviation hall of fame, is honored to announce a new partnership with the State of Ohio, PBS affiliate ThinkTV, national and local organizations, and regional officials to create and distribute their aviation-focused, STEAM Program Discovering Flight: Learning with the NAHF to Ohio schools most impacted by learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Through the creation and promotion of a new and...

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Issues “Call for Entries” for A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year

February 4, 2022

The deadline for submissions is June 10. DAYTON, Ohio – February 4, 2022 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame is seeking entries for its 36th Annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award. Founded in 1986 by famed research test pilot, the late A. Scott Crossfield, the award is a juried competition open to educators from grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in a public, private, parochial, charter school, or homeschool setting. Nominees can also be teachers in non-traditional learning environments. Nominations will be examined by a review committee of aerospace and education professionals for documentation of...

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Receives Grant

January 11, 2022

The Berry Family Foundation awards the NAHF $30,000 to support Heritage Hall and Education Center DAYTON, Ohio – January 11, 2021 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is honored to share that the renovation of their Heritage Hall and Education Center (HHEC) will be supported by a generous grant provided by The Berry Family Foundation. NAHF President and CEO, Amy Spowart, said, “The support from the Berry Family will have a substantial impact on our work to help visitors of the HHEC learn about the inspirational lives of our Enshrinees and discover a passion for aviation and aerospace....

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Reveals the“Class of 2022”

December 9, 2021

Two iconic history-making pilots, the inventor of Blended Winglet, an aerospace Software Engineer mastermind, and an aerospace hero are all included in this remarkable group. DAYTON, Ohio – December 6, 2021–The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is thrilled to announce the individuals who have been selected for its 2022 Enshrinement. NAHF Board of Nominations Chair Tom Lodge and NAHF President and CEO Amy Spowart revealed the Class of 2022 before an audience of over 200 attendees at the Fall Awards Dinner of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) in Washington, D.C. Attendees of the NAA’s annual banquet included the Air Force...

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame names St. Paul’s Caroline Little the 34th “Crossfield Kid”

October 11, 2021

Minnesota Teacher Selected as the 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year The National Aviation Hall of Fame names St. Paul’s Caroline Little the 34th “Crossfield Kid” (DAYTON, Ohio – October 11, 2021) The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced today that Caroline Little, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Teacher Innovator Institute Fellow, and NASA Wearable Equipment to Avert Radiation Mentor, can now add the NAHF’s 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year to her impressive resume.  The Crossfield Award, founded in 1986 by NAHF Enshrinee Scott Crossfield, is a juried annual...

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Recognizes the “Class of 2020”

June 15, 2021

While their enshrinement event is postponed, their induction is not. The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Board of Trustees are proud to share that the vote to formally recognize the NAHF Class of 2020 as Enshrinees was unanimous. Trustee Phil Roberts made the formal motion at the spring meeting of the Board on May 15th in Dayton. “It didn’t seem right (to me) that their Enshrinement was canceled twice and their induction put in limbo,” Roberts said. Roberts’s motion read “That the Class of 2020 be recognized as Enshrinees of the NAHF as of September 27, 2020. And that each...

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Postpones the 2021 Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony

May 19, 2021

Travel concerns for our national audience and appreciation for the aviation industry necessitate the postponement of the 2021 Enshrinement. DAYTON, Ohio / May 19, 2021 / “With our highest regard to the safety and health of our Enshrinees, participants, attendees, staff and the city of Dayton, the Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Enshrinement event,” said NAHF Chair Michael Quiello.   The NAHF Board expressed concern for all who have been impacted by the worldwide pandemic. “We continue to extend our heartfelt wishes to those who have been...

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