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Valley 200 - 2021-07-19

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CLAY LACY

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Clay Lacy Aviation Clay Lacy is founder and chairman at Clay Lacy Aviation, one of the first executive jet charter and management companies on the West Coast. It is headquartered at Van Nuys Airport. In his career, Lacy has flown more than 300 aircraft types and logged more than 50,000 flight hours. In 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration presented Lacy with a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Certificate in recognition of his aviation expertise and safe operations for more than 50 years. The same year, he was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Lacy also received the Aircraft Owner and Pilot’s Association’s top honor, the R.A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy. Lacy also helped pioneer development of the Astrovision camera system, which was used to film movies. ALMA MATER: Wichita East High School

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