As a young man, Mr. Henson pulled himself up by his bootstraps and achieved success. A pioneer in commuter aviation, he is credited with originating the concept of using commuter aircraft to connect passengers in smaller cities to larger aircraft in larger cities – a core element of the business model of todayÔÇÖs hub-and-spoke airlines.

The Richard A. Henson Foundation was established to continue the philanthropic spirit, objectives and ideals of Richard A. Henson, and to support charitable projects which seek to enrich the quality of life in the Maryland communities which we serve.