July 5, 2019 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame will hold their 57th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony in Denver, Colorado, on September 28. The NAHF Class of 2019, who will be inducted during the ceremony at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, is a diverse group representing a range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and human exploration of space.
Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting body comprised of over 120 aviation professionals nationwide, selects from a prestigious group of nominated air and space pioneers to be recognized for their achievements with induction into the NAHF. This year’s class will include:
Colonel Guion “Guy” S. Bluford, USAF (Ret)- Ph.D. aerospace engineer, fighter pilot, decorated Vietnam veteran, instructor pilot, NASA Group 8, mission specialist on four Space Shuttle missions.
(The late) Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC- Congressional Medal of Honor Awardee, “Flying Tiger” combat pilot and flight leader, WWII fighter ace, CO of the “Black Sheep Squadron”, WWII POW.
Brigadier General Charles M. Duke, Jr., USAF (Ret)- USNA graduate, test pilot, NASA Group 5, CAPCOM Apollo 11, LMP Apollo 16, 10th person to walk on the moon.
Mrs. and Mr. Martha & John King- 40 year veterans of aviation instruction, revolutionary pioneers of multimedia training programs that have instructed more than half the pilots in the U.S. flying now.
(The late) Ms. Katherine Stinson– 4th female in the U.S. to earn a pilot’s certificate, founder of the Stinson School of Flying (1915), trained WWI military pilots, first woman to carry airmail, exhibition circuit pilot, set multiple distance and endurance records.
Since its founding in 1962, 241 men and women have been honored with enshrinement into the Congressionally-chartered, non-profit National Aviation Hall of Fame.
To learn more, visit: https://www.nationalaviation.org/events/