Congressman Turner and Senator Portman released the following statement after Senator Portman voiced his support for Congressman Turner’s ongoing investigation of the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s troubling financial management and the Blue Ribbon Panel tasked with providing a recommendation on a sustainable plan for the NAHF’s future:
“The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is not only an Ohio treasure but an American institution, serving as a valuable resource for all interested in remarkable moments in aviation history,” said Senator Portman. “I will work with Congressman Turner to ensure that Ohioans and all Americans will continue to be able to enjoy the NAHF for generations to come.”
“I would like to thank Senator Portman for his continued support of this investigation,” said Congressman Turner. “My goal throughout this investigation is to yield a sustainable plan for the NAHF’s future.”
Previously, Congressman Turner sent a letter to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame stating he will investigate the Congressionally Chartered organization after receiving troubling information concerning their finances.
Congressman Turner then announced that he had received support from two National Aviation Hall of Fame Trustees Katie McCallum and Donald I. VanDerKarr after announcing his plans to investigate the NAHF.
Congressman Turner sent a letter to Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bill Harris alerting him that the NAHF must cease and desist all deliberations, efforts or activities that relate to selling or disposing of artifacts in the NAHF’s possession.
Congressman Turner is exercising his oversight authority to investigate these allegations concerning the Congressionally Chartered organization.