The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to honor famous aviators who are Texans and famous Texans who are aviators. There are currently 67 individual members and five groups in the Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees were chosen by the LSFM Board from over 60 nominees following a review by a panel of 11 distinguished aviation historians and experts from across the country. This year’s honorees are: President George W. Bush, Major General Benjamin D. Foulois, Albert W. “Al” Mooney and the 111th Aero Squadron.
This prestigious group will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 20th at the Lone Star Flight Museum’s 2017 “Taking Flight” gala to be held in the Museum’s new $38 million home at Houston’s Ellington Airport.