A ceremony that attracts air and space luminaries to mark the enshrinement of aviation pioneers and trailblazers will stay in Dayton, Ohio, in 2013. The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors decided the coveted ceremony dubbed “the Oscar’s night in aviation” will stay in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright at least through next year, leaders said.
The hall of fame marked the 50th anniversary of the event Saturday when more than 600 people, from astronauts to aviators, gathered at the Dayton Convention Center for the black-tie ceremony. Next year’s event will again be in October, but a location in the city and a date are not yet chosen.
“This was an easy decision by the board (of directors) to take the heat off the decision for next year,”said Phil Roberts, National Aviation Hall of Fame chairman.”It was almost a no-brainer decision to keep Dayton for enshrinement.”
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