Koontz, Henley Brothers Inducted into Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame


On January 12, the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, inducted air show performers Greg Koontz, Alan Henley, Mark Henley along with Ellis Dent Shannon into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.

Following the announcement in 2018, inductee Greg Koontz said, “It’s a surprising honor considering the people that flew in Alabama who are in there.”

The four inductees have joined an impressive list of past Hall of Fame inductees that includes the Wright Brothers, Tuskegee Airman Benjamin O. Davis, astronaut Jan Davis, air show pioneer Glenn Messer and many others.

“I have admired [the Henley brothers] and respected their character and accomplishments,” Koontz said, in 2018. “It’s pretty cool to have us all be inducted at the same time.”

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