Wichita-native Clay Lacy, a veteran pilot who has conducted over 2,500 air-to-air photo flights for hundreds of commercials, television and feature films, including “Top Gun”, will be honored next year by the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Lacy began flying at the age of 12 and had logged 1,500 flight hours by the age of 19 when he went to work flying for United Airlines. He retired from United after 40 years. He also started the first executive jet charter service west of Mississippi, operating out of Van Nuys Airport in California. Lacy is veteran air race pilot and holds numerous world-flying records.
He will receive the award in July.