Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony moving to Texas from Dayton

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In a break with decades of Dayton tradition, the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony that brought astronauts, aviation pioneers and legends to the birthplace of aviation will move to Fort Worth, Texas in 2017.

No decision has been made for future years….

“We’re extremely disappointed,” said Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance in Dayton. “I think that the community made a very strong case for keeping it here.”…

In a brief interview Dec. 1 with this newspaper, air show spokesman Randy E. Pruett said “it’s all very early, very preliminary and nothing is confirmed at all” to bring the ceremony to Texas.

Even so, NAHF officials indicated the enshrinement would move at least for one year to Fort Worth.

Read the story in the Dayton Daily News.