Henry Edward Lowe, Sr. was born in September 1951 in Macon, Georgia. He is a graduate of Lanier High School and is also an Eagle Scout. Henry attended Mercer University for one year then transferred to The University of Georgia where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Henry and his two older brothers, Jim and Tom, grew up in the aviation business. His father, James Tarver Lowe, was a Naval Aviator during WWII. After the war in 1946, James Lowe started Lowe Aviation Company in Macon, GA. James Lowe was enshrined in the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame on May 18, 1996.
Henry soloed at 17 years old and went on to earn a commercial license with flight instructor, multi engine, and instrument ratings. Henry began working at Lowe Aviation Company in 1973. He flew powerline patrol, US Forest Service patrol, and Part 135 Air Taxi Charter. As a flight instructor, Henry taught many new pilots how to fly.
Henry is a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic with Inspection Authorization as well as Instrument Repairman license. He has and continues to maintain the aircraft that Lowe Aviation owns and flies with his son, Edward. Henry took over as president of Lowe Aviation Company and led the business to become a Part 145 FAA Certified Repair Station working on aircraft, instruments, autopilots and engines. As a broker, Henry has sold aircraft to customers in nearly every state in the U.S.
Henry has served as president of the Georgia Aviation Trade Association four times. He was a Founding Director of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame and the Museum of Aviation. He is a member of many aviation trade organizations. He served as chairman of Macon Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and Aviation Committee as well as many civic organizations. He was the General Aviation Advisor and Coordinator for three airshows hosted by Robins Air Force Base and he headed two airshows hosted by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
As president of the FBO of Lowe Aviation Company at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Henry has dedicated his career to promoting and expanding aviation in Macon and throughout the great State of Georgia. He is grooming his son to take over the business one day and his greatest desire is for his son to perform as powerfully in General Aviation as he has. Henry has a very proud family heritage in the family business that his father started; and a business his son will continue to build and grow. What greater honor for Henry than to be enshrined next to his father, James Tarver Lowe (1996) in the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.