Nevada has continued to exhibit its unique heritage through many aviation and aerospace pioneers and programs. Examples include the early airmail flights, the first around-the-world flight, and World War II classified programs. In addition, many prototype aircrafts conducted test flights in Nevada. Although many of the major contributions to the development of aviation and aerospace science were made in Nevada, little is known because many programs were conducted in secrecy due to security reasons.
Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame (NVAHOF) sheds a light on this hidden history of the aviation in Nevada and recognizes the contributions of men and women who pioneered and advanced our nation’s aerospace programs within the State of Nevada.