General Membership benefits include a $25 value P-51 print
(Dayton, Ohio ñ January 31, 2008) The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has launched its first-of-a-kind General Member recruiting drive, offering a free NAHF commemorative Gathering of Mustangs and Legends (GML) poster with each new membership received before July 31, 2008. The NAHF is offering a one-year General Membership (valued at $45) plus one of the stunning 18-by-24 inch heavyweight stock GML posters (valued at $25 plus $5 shipping & handling) for a combined total of just $50 for this limited time offer.
These posters, created by the NAHF, commemorate the epic GML celebration of the North American P-51 Mustang and many of the legends who flew them that was held at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, on September 27-30, 2007.
The full-color artwork, by noted illustrator Tom Tullis, accurately depicts the profiles of thirteen P-51ís once piloted by select enshrinees or nominees to the NAHF. Among those featured are the Mustang profiles of Bud Anderson, Kenneth Dahlberg, Don Gentile, Robin Olds, Benjamin O. Davis and Bob Hoover.
Rolls-Royce North America sponsored the design and printing of the posters for the NAHF, making this limited time membership offer possible ($45 General Membership dues plus $5 poster s&h). Their support also ensures that all proceeds of additional poster sales (at $25 each plus $5 shipping & handling) benefit the NAHF Learning Center. Rolls-Royce was the manufacturer of the Mustangís venerable 12-cylinder Merlin powerplant.
Benefits of a General Membership include a NAHF license plate holder, lapel pin, special notice of the NAHFís annual enshrinement events, and a one-year subscription to Heroes & Legends Magazine, an exclusive NAHF publication.
ìThanks to the thousands that visited our Legends tent over the three day event, this stunning poster was the most popular print at the now legendary Gathering,î said NAHF Executive Director, Ron Kaplan. ìSince then, the demand from so many who could not be there has been testimony to that interest. The event was truly epic, and this poster is certainly a worthy commemorative.î
As Kaplan also points out, ìA great event now helps our great cause. With membership dues being a vital source of our non-profit operations, the proceeds of this follow-on promotion go directly to support the Hall of Fameís preservation of the legacies of very legends of flight that are represented on the poster.î
In addition to thanking Rolls-Royce for enabling the NAHF to benefit from the poster promotion, Kaplan also thanked Aviation History magazine for kicking off the NAHFís membership and poster special with its GML feature in the March 2008 issue, on newsstands now.
The NAHF is a Congressionally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1962, dedicated to honoring Americaís outstanding air and space pioneers. Located adjacent to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, admission to the NAHFís 17,000 square-foot Learning Center is free. The NAHFís interactive exhibit hall, education programs and outreach initiatives are supported primarily through membership dues, individual gifts and corporate sponsorship.
To join or learn more about the NAHF and its 195 enshrinees, visit www.nationalaviation.org, or call (937) 256-0944 x10 for more information.