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Induction ceremony and luncheon set for Friday, April 21, 2023.

(HOUSTON, Texas) - The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) is pleased to announce the selection of four new
inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The TAHOF selection committee has named Daniel Baker, Major
General Joe H. Engle (ret.), Rod Lewis and Edna Gardner Whyte (posthumously), to the Texas Aviation Hall of
Fame Class of 2023.
This esteemed group will be officially inducted on Friday, April 21 at the 2023 Texas Aviation Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony and luncheon at the Lone Star Flight Museum located at Houston’s Ellington Airport.
The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1995 through a resolution by the 74th Texas Legislature and
signed by then Gov. George W. Bush to honor and recognize Texans and Texas companies or organizations that
have made significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of aviation. There are currently 84 individuals
and groups in the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, in four categories which include trailblazers and explorers, wartime
aviators, leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. The 2023 Texas Aviation Hall of Fame inductees join an
impressive list of past inductees representing trailblazers and explorers such as Bessie Coleman and Wiley Post;
leaders such as Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush; World War II aviators
Tex Hill, the Doolittle Raiders, Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots; astronauts Eileen Collins, John
Young and Gene Cernan; and entrepreneurs Howard Hughes and Gordon Bethune.
Daniel Baker
Born in Houston, Texas, Daniel Baker, founded FlightAware in 2005 as a side project for the then 22-year-old. As
a young pilot, Baker combined his passion for flying, and his career in software development and e-commerce,
along with the evolution of the Internet, to create software that pilots and loved ones could use to easily track
their flights. FlightAware quickly moved from a labor of love and became a successful startup as a free flight
tracking service for private, commercial and military air traffic.
Over the coming years, FlightAware became a global leader in aviation data services. Baker served as FlightAware
CEO from its inception until 2021 when the industry-changing company was sold to Collins Aerospace. Today,
FlightAware is the world's largest flight tracking data company and provides critical flight data solutions to airlines
and private aircraft operators around the globe, as well as flight tracking to millions of travelers. FlightAware
currently has offices in Houston, New York, London and Singapore.
With more than 25 years of experience in aviation and technology, Daniel Baker now serves as a strategic advisor
to FlightAware, helping to define the future of digital aviation.