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Welcome to the home of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational

We invite owners and restorers of our nation's aviation treasures to apply to become part of our next National Aviation Heritage Invitational competition. All aircraft applications are reviewed by the five member judging team and those accepted will be judged in five categories: Antique, Classic, Contemporary, Military and Large Aircraft. All aircraft must be at least 45 years old and restored to airworthy condition.

Apply Now... We invite all those who own an aircraft that fit the Invitational Judging Criteria to apply.

Come share your own piece of aviation history with us at Reno and compete to be enshrined in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum!

The California Capital Airshow (CCA) will be the new Host Event for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) beginning in 2017. NAHI will add yet another dimension to the outstanding airshow which CCA has developed over the past 12 years.

The dates for the 2017 event are September 8th to 10th, 2017.

CCA and NAHI share similar goals and objectives; primarily utilizing our aviation heritage and aerospace technology to encourage students to pursue STEM and aviation related career paths. Portions of the proceeds from the CCA event are used to fund scholarships to regional students.

The California Capital Airshow (CCA) was established in 2004. CCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is an exciting, family-friendly annual event designed to honor our rich aviation heritage and the veterans while using the power and magic of flight to inspire young people. CCA gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations and exciting youth educational programs throughout the year.

"There is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it."

- John F. Kennedy

NAHI News
1/2/2017 California Capital Airshow new home for NAHI
The California Capital Airshow (CCA) will be the new Host Event for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) beginning in 2017. NAHI will add yet another dimension to the outstanding airshow which CCA has developed over the past 12 years.
12/31/2016 NAHI LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational has held annual competitions since 1999 and has been privileged to have on display some of the finest restored vintage aircraft in the country. In addition, we have been honored to have hosted many enshrinees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame who have presented trophies to the winners each year. NAHI has a wealth of great photos, stories and information we would like to share with the aviation community. Our new web site, created by Joe Jones and his design team, will become the repository for information on vintage aircraft and a great way to visually walk through the time line of our rich aviation history.
9/8/2015 NAHI'S NEW FACE AT THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is very proud to have the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as one of its Founding Sponsors. The Smithsonian not only helped establish the aircraft judging criteria but they provide a representative from their restoration team to serve as a judge each year. The Smithsonian is a very active suprporter of NAHI and has the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy on permanent display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Flanking the trophy is a monitor featuring a video on NAHI and a new six foot tall banner highlighting examples of former winning aircraft and the namesake of the trophy.... Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon and an ardent student of aviation history.
Dedicated to the Preservation of our Nation's Aviation Heritage
2015 Winners Circle
Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy - 1944 NORTH AMERICAN P-51B by Max Chapman, Idaho Falls, Idaho
On the NAHI Ramp
One of the great planes at the 2015 Reno National Aviation Heritage Invitational
2015 Supporting Sponsors
Presenting Supporters
Founding Sponsors