DAYTON, OHIO – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced that renowned air show announcer and pilot, Danny Clisham of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be the master-of-ceremonies of the 51st Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on Friday, October 4 in Dayton, Ohio. Clisham is a 30,000-plus-hour retired airline captain, and was a test pilot on the development of the Boeing 747 supertanker used to fight forest fires. This will mark Clisham’s first time as emcee for the National Aviation Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Air Show Hall of Fame in 2007.
National Aviation Hall of Fame inductees will include the late C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, widely recognized as the father of African-American aviation; U.S. Army (Ret) Medal of Honor recipient and a top helicopter pilot of the Vietnam War, Major General Patrick H. Brady; USN (Ret) fighter and test pilot, engineer and veteran Space Shuttle Commander, Capt. Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson; and the former President, Chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company, Dwane L. Wallace (www.nationalaviation.org) .