Steve Wittman, National Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee
Chris Anderson, Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences, was recently invited to attend the National Aviation Hall of Fame, in Dayton, OH, to accept the induction award on behalf of his famous Uncle, Steve Wittman.
Steve Wittman formed his legend in the pioneering days of aviation when he worked as an air race pilot, barnstormer, banner tower, engineer, builder, and among numerous other job titles. During his career he designed and built numerous aircraft, including a few that won national air race trophies.
From 1931-1969 he was also the director of the Oshkosh, Wisconson airport that now bears his name,Wittman Regional Airport. While there he became involved in the newly formed Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and was very instrumental in bringing the annual airshow to Oshkosh.
AirVenture Oshkosh is now the world's largest airshow, and draws in an estimated 500,000 people each year.
Click Here to read Chris Anderson's full story of the induction ceremony.