Our Events and Awards


To capture the imagination of the next generation of aerospace leaders through an evolving narrative of previous legends’ challenges and accomplishments through engaging programs and our permanent Heritage Hall & Education Center in Dayton, OH.

We accomplish this by

  • Magnifying the significance of the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s mission through events, programs, and outreach.
  • Identifying and capturing strategic partnerships and on-going support to sustain our goal inspire the next generation of aviation innovators.
  • Ensuring the on-going evolution of our 17,000 sq ft Heritage Hall & Education Center, a flexible, ever-changing destination to serve as the showplace for immersive aviation and STEAM based experiences

Please click through our website to learn more about our programs.

Annual Awards

At the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), we see the work to inspire and build the confidence of future aerospace innovators as an essential part of our mission. As part of our goal to ensure that all children have equal access to quality aviation and aerospace STEAM based education, we have developed Discovering Flight: Learning with the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Discovering Flight is a multi-faceted curriculum strategy that enables the NAHF and our partners to support young learners and educators to engage our audience both in the Heritage Hall & Education Center and remotely.

Spirit of Flight Award

The Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight is an award presented annually by the National Aviation Hall of Fame to a group or organization that has made a significant contribution to America’s aviation heritage.

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Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award

For inspiring the future innovators of the 21st Century through aerospace education, the National Aviation Hall of Fame continues the dream of legendary Enshrinee A. Scott Crossfield.

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