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Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations

HOUSTON – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 inductees into Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. Those selected will be announced this Fall and will be inducted during the Lone Star Flight Museum’s annual gala on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The selection advisory committee, created by the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) Board of Directors, is composed of 11 distinguished industry experts from across the country. Members include a former Johnson Space Center Director, members of the Texas Historical Commission, authors of aviation-related books and editors of aviation magazines, academicians and museum professionals. The committee will review the candidates and make recommendations to the LSFM Board of Directors, who will make the final selections.

To be selected as an inductee into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, a candidate must be either a Texan* who has made extraordinary contributions to aviation**, or a Texas aviator who has made an extraordinary contribution to the United States or the world in another field. To view a complete list of current members, please visit www.lonestarflight.org.

Those honored at the LSFM 2018 gala will join an impressive list of 71 past inductees representing trailblazers and explorers such as Bessie Coleman; leaders such as President H. W. Bush; wartime leaders such as Tex Hill; and entrepreneurs such as Howard Hughes and Herb Kelleher.  

To nominate a candidate, please send his or her name (or group name) along with description of life and work of the suggested honoree as well as a statement as to why you believe that person or persons is deserving, to tahof@lonestarflight.org by July 31, 2017. Nominations received after that date will be held for future consideration.

*"Texan" includes those born in Texas as well as those who completed some significant portion of their recognized accomplishments while in Texas.

**"Aviation" includes designing, building, piloting, instructing, and maintaining aircraft; the airline industry; ballooning; soaring and gliders; historical research and preservation; the space program; and both civilian and military roles.

 

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