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

David “Tex” Hill
Flying Tiger Ace and Brigadier General in the Texas Air National Guard
Charlie Hillard
Leader of the world famous Eagle Aerobatic Team
Dee Howard
Founder of Dee Howard Company
Howard Hughes
Aviator and Pioneer
Herb Kelleher
Founder of Southwest Airlines
B-24 Pilot and Congressman
NASA Flight Director
Tom Landry
B-17 Pilot and Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys
George Lane
B-26 Pilot and Renown Orthopedic Surgeon
Ben Love
B-17 Navigator and Houston's Leading Business Banker
Albert "Al" Mooney
Designer, Founder of Mooney Aircraft Company