1/2/2017 California Capital Airshow new home for NAHI
The California Capital Airshow (CCA) will be the new Host Event for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) beginning in 2017. NAHI will add yet another dimension to the outstanding airshow which CCA has developed over the past 12 years.
12/31/2016 NAHI LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational has held annual competitions since 1999 and has been privileged to have on display some of the finest restored vintage aircraft in the country. In addition, we have been honored to have hosted many enshrinees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame who have presented trophies to the winners each year. NAHI has a wealth of great photos, stories and information we would like to share with the aviation community. Our new web site, created by Joe Jones and his design team, will become the repository for information on vintage aircraft and a great way to visually walk through the time line of our rich aviation history.
9/8/2015 NAHI'S NEW FACE AT THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is very proud to have the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as one of its Founding Sponsors. The Smithsonian not only helped establish the aircraft judging criteria but they provide a representative from their restoration team to serve as a judge each year. The Smithsonian is a very active suprporter of NAHI and has the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy on permanent display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Flanking the trophy is a monitor featuring a video on NAHI and a new six foot tall banner highlighting examples of former winning aircraft and the namesake of the trophy.... Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon and an ardent student of aviation history.
8/12/2015 NAHI UNVEILS NEW LOGO AND BRANDING
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational has expanded its scope to not only honor our aviation past but to also help inspire its future. To recognize the new scope and vision of NAHI, we have both updated our logo and rebranded NAHI to reflect our broader and longer range goals for the organization. NAHI supports the youth education video program "Careers in Aviation" created and sponsored by the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation. This video series features young adults working in various fields within the aviation industry.
4/1/2015 NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL TROPHY RENAMED IN HONOR OF MR. HERB KELLEHER
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is proud to be able to name the Best Large Aircraft trophy in honor of Herb Keller, airline industry icon, founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines. Kelleher, an industry pioneer of the low fare airline model, took Southwest Airlines during his tenure from just three airplanes in 1971 to a fleet of more than 527 airlines in 2008 when Kelleher stepped down. Kelleher stated, "I am incredibly delighted and honored to accept your proposal as to the naming of the large aircraft trophy and suffused with gratitude to you for the idea." As an enshrinee into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Mr. Kelleher has been a regular presenter at the event.
4/1/2015 NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL TROPHY NAMED IN HONOR OF MR. STEVEN F. UDVAR HAZY
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is proud to be able to create the Best Contemporary trophy in honor of Steven F. Udvar-Hazy who revolutionized commercial aircraft financing, was the founder of ILFC, and the driving force behind the Steven F. Udvar Hazy annex of the Air and Space Museum at Washington Dulles Airport.
10/19/2012 NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2012 AWARDS TO RESTORED AIRCRAFT AND INAUGURAL RECIPIENT OF THE NEIL A. ARMSTRONG AVIATION HERITAGE TROPHY
National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinees joined presenting sponsor Perform Air in awarding the Grand Champion Neil A. Armstrong National Aviation Heritage Invitational Trophy to the 1944 OY-1 Consolidated Vultee Stinson. This splendid aircraft is owned by Duncan Cameron of Lebanon, TN. Restoration by Duncan Cameron and Tom Westfall.
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