The 2018 class of inductees into the National Aviation Hall of Fame will participate in an event unlike ever before as the ceremony comes to the architecturally stunning National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on September 28.
Fittingly considering the close proximity of the enshrinement to NASA headquarters and the Pentagon, this year’s class of honorees includes four notable figures from the world of military aviation and space flight: Colonel R. Walter “Walt” Cunningham, USMC (Ret.) was the Lunar Module pilot on the Apollo 7 mission; William H. “Bill” Dana spent time as a noted test pilot and former chief engineer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California; General John R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret) is a military pilot who held positions as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Acting Associate Deputy Administrator of NASA and director of the National Air and Space Museum; and General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret.) is former Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Commanding General of the United States Transportation Command.
The National Building Museum was built between 1882 and 1887 to provide a grand space for Washington’s social and political functions, as well as to commemorate the service of Union soldiers during the Civil War. The interior features tall ceilings supported by massive columns that has played host to important functions throughout its history.
The inductees will be honored during a black tie gala dinner ceremony on Friday, September 28. Tickets for the event are still available.