Meet the heroes and heroines of aviation and space travel at the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Learning Center, located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force, honors the legacies of America’s air and space pioneers—the individuals whose ambition, innovation and inspiration gave wings to mankind’s pursuit of flight.
At the Hall of Fame, you’ll come to appreciate the achievements of the nearly two hundred enshrines, including Wilbur and Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin O. Davis, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and others. And the list of honorees continues to grow, as each year a handful of individuals are honored with their formal induction into the Hall of Fame.
By visiting the Hall of Fame Learning Center, you’ll explore the history of aviation through six distinct exhibit galleries: The Early Years…World War I…The Golden Age…World War II…The Jet Age…and Into Space. In addition, you’ll experience interactive displays that give you hands-on experience in landing an aircraft on a Navy carrier, controlling the movement of a helicopter, docking in space with the Hubble Space Telescope, and taking the controls of an historic aircraft on one of four flight simulators.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame is a celebration of America’s spirit of innovation…and your opportunity to meet the fascinating, exciting and sometimes surprising individuals who wrote the history of aviation and space exploration.