Markey's is honored to be the audiovisual provider for the National Aviation Hall of Fame's annual award event, known as America's “Oscar Night of Aviation:” the 50th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony. This occasion will again see a new collection of air and space legends inducted before an anticipated audience of 1,000 or more peers and admirers. This includes not only NAHF members and former enshrinees, but also hundreds of government, aerospace and defense industry leaders, media representatives and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Four distinguished pilots are being enshrined this year. To learn more about the achievements of these individuals, go to http://www.nationalaviation.org/2011-enshrinement/
The event is preceded the evening before by the 2011 President's Reception and Dinner, a semi-private reception. Hosted by the NAHF President, it is held in the Modern Flight Gallery of the NMUSAF, and 650 guests are expected, including top government, aerospace and defense industry ofcials, and past enshrinees. At this reception, the Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award is bestowed each year to a deserving aviation group or organization in recognition of its contribution to the advancement of flight. The 2011 recipient will be the US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, in recognition of the group's 65-year history of serving as a positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the US Navy and Marine Corps. More than 460 million fans have witnessed the teams' spectacularly choreographed aerial performances since the group was formed in 1946.