U.S. Air Force and Angel Flight pilot Mack Secord, who lives in Buckhead, is to be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame on April 26, a hall spokesman said.

Secord served 22 years on active duty with the Air Force, including stints flying in Korea and Vietnam, the hall of fame said in a press release. After retiring from the Air Force, Secord settled in Atlanta, working as an executive a electric utility company. In 1985, he joined Angel Flight as one of its first pilots and later served on the organization’s board of directors, the hall said.

Secord was among four people scheduled for induction into the aviation hall of fame in 2014, the hall said. The others: Elliot Gordon Zachary Bellah, a WWII flight instructor and skydiving pioneer; David C. Garrett, Jr., former President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines; and Johnny S. Kytle, an airmail and aerobatic pilot, the hall said.

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