The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF)’s Class of 2010 has been unveiled. Those who will be inducted are Captain Alan Bean, astronaut and lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, man’s second lunar landing; Warren Grimes, father of aircraft lighting and inventor of aircraft navigation instruments; Clay Lacy, a 50,000-hour pilot, business aviation icon and videographer for many Hollywood pictures including Top Gun and The Right Stuff; and Noel Wien, Arctic flight expert who founded Wien Alaska Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in the U.S., and who has been listed as one of the 10 greatest pilots of all time.
The 2010 Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award recipient will be the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the world’s foremost organization in representing the interests of business aviation. The award is bestowed annually upon a group or organization in recognition of its achievement in advancing aviation.
The NAHF’s formal enshrinement ceremony, often referred to as “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation,” where the four will join the 203 previous inductees, is scheduled to for July 17, at the Dayton Convention Center in Ohio. The Spirit of Flight Award will be bestowed at the NAHF’s President’s Reception taking place at the National Museum of the United States Air Force the previous night.
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