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Long-time Houston Chief Pilot Hank Henry Dies

C.G. “Hank” Henry, the long-time chief pilot for West Houston Airport who has flown dignitaries such as of Charles Lindbergh and Glenn Curtiss, died on August 7. He was 94. A renowned flight instructor who was involved in aviation throughout his life, Henry amassed more than 35,000 hours of flight time and flew more than 300 models of aircraft, according to the West Houston Airport.

Born on Jan. 10, 1925 in Crossville, Tennessee, Henry learned to fly at an early age and joined a B-24 crew flying missions over the English Channel during World War II. Later, he managed flight operations…

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