Robert N. Hartzell - Named as Enshrinee for National Aviation Hall of Fame - "Class of 2015"

    "Honoring Aerospace Legends to Inspire Future Leaders"

     On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced the names of four individuals who were elected for enshrinement at the annual formal ceremony which will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio.




Robert N. Hartzell has been announced as one of the individuals for enshrinement.  Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting board comprised of more than 120 aviation professionals nationwide, select a handful of previously nominated air and space pioners to be recongnized for their achievements with enshrinement into the NAHF.  The NAHF Class of 2015 is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and the manned exploration of space.

The late Robert N. Hartzell - Son of an Ohio woodworker, Hartzell was inspired by neighbor Orville Wright to explore propeller manufacturing.  By WWI, Hartzell's company provided propellers used on "Liberty" engines.  After briefly manufactruing its own aircraft, the company focused on supplying wood propellers to its customers and metal propellers used on WWII aircraft.  Postwar, Hartzell additionally developed lightweight and controllable propellers that spurred world wide development of the general aviation industry.

The 53rd Annual NAHF Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center and the adjacent National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  Often referred to as "America's Oscar Night of Aviation," the black-tie ceremony is open to the public and reservations are available by advance purchase from the NAHF.

The NAFH is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in Dayton in 1962 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964.

For a full copy of the press release, please visit The National Aviation Organization.