The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to honor famous aviators who are Texans and famous Texans who are aviators. There are currently 71 individual members represented in four categories: Trailblazers & Explorers, Military Aviators, Innovators & Entrepreneurs and Leaders. To view members please scroll down.

We are pleased to announce the selection of five new inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The five new inductees were selected from over 100 nominees by a panel of distinguished aviation historians, experts and the LSFM Board. This year’s honorees are: 

  • Captain James Lovell
  • Congressman Sam Johnson
  • Azellia White
  • Brigadier General Noel Parrish (1909-1987)
  • Thomas (1883-1954) and Paul (1887-1954) Braniff

The 2018 inductees will be inducted during the Lone Star Flight Museum’s annual gala on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 


Meet the Class of 2018


Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

Archie G. Donahue
Marine Corps Fighter Pilot
James Henry "Red" Duke
Trauma Surgeon. Developer of Life Flight.
William Dyess
Commander of the 21st Pursuit Squadron in the Philippines and P.O.W.
U.S. President and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe
Beryl Erickson
Production Test Pilot
Max Faget
NASA Director of Engineering and Development
Maybelle Fletcher
Aviator, Flight Instructor, Business Owner
Major General Benjamin Foulois
United States Army General, Aviator Pioneer
Flight Instructor
George Haddaway
Founder of Flight Magazine, Aviation Humanitarian, Historian and Pilot
Najeeb Elias Halaby
Test Pilot, Airline Executive, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Arthur Ray Hawkins
Naval Aviator