Aviation Hall of Fame

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The non-profit  Dayton History is taking over management of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Learning Center, which is located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The 14,500 square foot Learning Center features interactive displays that teach kids about the history of flight and Dayton’s connection to that history.

Dayton History President and CEO Brady Kress says partnering with the non-profit NAHF gives Dayton History a bigger profile.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame announced it will move its 51st Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony due to the federal government shutdown. The event will no longer be held at the National Museum of the US Air Force, and now will move into a smaller venue at the Hope hotel at Wright-Patt.

Enshrinement Director, Ron Kaplan, says the last minute move has created additional expense for the Hall of Fame but believes there’s a greater loss for attendees.

A Medal of Honor winner and the chief instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen are among four people being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio.

Next year's inductees were announced Monday. They include U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, who received the prestigious military award and developed techniques for helicopter air ambulance rescue in combat.

Also honored is the late Charles Alfred Anderson, who helped develop a civilian pilot training program for blacks and was chief instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military pilots.

Actor Cliff Robertson, whose career spanned a half-century, died on Saturday at the age of 88.

Along with his lengthy acting career, Robertson was known for his love of aviation.  He was a frequent visitor to the Aviation Hall of Fame, located next to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  He would fly in his own place from New York to Dayton to attend the Hall of Fame's Enshrinement ceremonies.  His participation resulted in his own enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in 2006.