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

Oran Nicks
NASA Program Director
Chester Nimitz
Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy
Lloyd Nolen
Founder of the Confederate Air Force
Warbird & Airshow Pilot
Judge Advocate, 15th Air Force
Wiley Post
Aviation Innovator
Robert Prescott
Founder of the Flying Tiger Line, Inc.
Deborah Rihn-Harvey
Pilot, Instructor and Aerobatic Pioneer
Jay Robbins
Lieutenant General U.S. Air Force
Gene Roddenberry
Creator of Star Trek
Sailplane Pilot
C. R. Smith
President of American Airlines