The 2012 event may take place later this year because of the time needed to prepare for it, Roberts said.
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, said he is working with community leaders and the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s board members “to see that this important link to aviation’s history remains in our community.”
“I am committed to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and its enshrinement ceremony staying in Dayton,” Turner said.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 in Dayton, home of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. In 1964, Congress granted the organization a national charter to honor U.S. aviation and space pioneers.
The hall of fame is located in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force next to Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.