Veteran Larry Henney had a successful career as a pilot for the Navy and continues to fly after his departure from the military. He continues to pursue his passion for aviation outside of the military and is also very active with his church. Most recently, he raised $125,000 for his church through his passion for biking.
After graduating from the University of Texas in 1989, Larry Joined the US Navy and began his pilot training. In the two years of Navy flight training, he learned to fly the T34C, the T-2 Buckeye, and the TA-4J Skyhawk. After earning his Wings of Gold achievement, Larry was trained to fly the F/A-18 Hornet, a supersonic fighter and attack aircraft with a top speed of 1,190 mph. For his service and accomplishments in his sea tour, Larry was awarded a “Top Hook” for superior performance in over 340 arrested carrier landings.
Larry left the Navy to be able to spend more time with his wife and four children. He also pursued his civilian career as a pilot with American Airlines where he has flown the MD-80, the Airbus 300, and is currently flying the Boeing 777. Outside of his career, Larry is an avid bike rider and supports Health’s Angels in the fight against MS. Recently, Larry brought his love for biking to his church to raise money for their Great Commission Offering. For every $1000 given, he would bike a mile. The church gave $125,000 and Larry found himself biking 125 miles! Larry also frequently travels on mission trips for his church. Last year, he traveled to North Africa, the Amazon, and Zimbabwe.
Branch Manager Jennifer Woolsey from our ALCOVA Mortgage Arlington, TX branch was honored to present Larry with his Hometown Hero award.
*Pictured left to right: David Baker (Health’s Angels) and Larry Henney.
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