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National Aviation Hall of Fame Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award

Call for 2024 Nominations:

Nomination Deadline January 10, 2014

The NAHF Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award was created in 1981 to acknowledge significant contributions to aviation by a group or organization. It is named in honor of noted artist and aviation enthusiast the late Milton Caniff, a longtime NAHF supporter. Among previous recipients of the “Spirit of Flight” Award have been the Wings of Hope, Doolittle Raiders, Apollo Crewmen, Tuskegee Airmen, and Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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About The National Aviation Hall of Fame- Since its foundation through an Act of Congress in 1964, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has confidently honored, celebrated, and shared the vision, innovation, skill, and courage of national heroes who lent their genius to further our nation’s aerospace legacy. 262 of the nation’s premier air and space pioneers have been inducted to date. The NAHF’s Heritage Hall and Education Center, located in Dayton, Ohio, welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors each year to share and celebrate our Enshrinees, their accomplishments, and their impact on developments in aviation, from early flight to space travel.

To help break down barriers and ensure that all children have equal access to quality aviation and aerospace education, the NAHF developed and launched a comprehensive STEAM-based education program, Discovering Flight: Learning with the NAHF. With partners at ThinkTV/PBS and support from The Ohio Department of Education, Cirrus Aircraft, Gulfstream, and others, the NAHF has launched the nation’s only standards-aligned aviation and aerospace STEAM classroom curriculum for grades PreK-6. The program will reach more than 200,000 students by the end of 2023.

For more information on the National Aviation Hall of Fame, please visit

National Aviation Hall of Fame

P.O. Box 31096 Dayton, Ohio 45437 (937) 256-0944 1100 Spaatz St. • Dayton, Ohio 45433


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