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10th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards Takes Flight

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation"® Awards, presented by Bell Helicopter and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, announce some of this year's honorees. The awards will be held January 18, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton.

The 10th annual awards will be hosted by John Travolta, "The Official Ambassador of Aviation"®, and will celebrate a decade of recognition during aviation's second hundred years.

The program starts with Morgan Freeman narrating the "Flown West" tribute to four Legends that took their last flight West in 2012 - Neil Armstrong, Carroll Shelby, George McGovern, and AL Ueltschi, followed by the inductions of new "Living Legends of Aviation."

Harrison Ford will present the Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award to Greg Anderson, founder of the "Young Eagles" and CEO of Wings Over the Rockies.

James Albaugh will be inducted into the "Living Legends of Aviation" and will receive the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award for his remarkable contributions and career at Boeing Aircraft Company. Inductees include Eren and Fatih Ozmen, the dynamic leaders of Sierra Nevada Corporation, who have taken their company from 20 to 2100 employees. Additionally, the Ozmen's will present this year's Aviation Industry Entrepreneur of the Year Award to John Uzcekaj, CEO of Aspen Avionics.

David Neeleman will be honored with the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award. A true entrepreneur, Mr. Neeleman, founded Jet Blue Airlines in 1998, and Azul Airlines in 2008,revolutionizing travel for millions of people in both North and South America.

Actor, producer and aerobatic pilot David Ellison will be presented with the 2013 "Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award."

Meet Legend Sully Sullenberger and the new inductees, including the legendary test pilot Randy Gaston. Bob Hoover will present his Freedom of Flight Award to the first and the last man to walk on the moon. Accepting are Carol Armstrong and Gene Cernan. Join over 50 "Living Legends of Aviation" including many celebrity Legends, and be part of the most important and prestigious recognition event in aviation.

10th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards
Friday, January 18, 2013
Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
Phone 720.375.0000

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Attendees, Legends, and Honorees include: Chuck Aaron, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Paul Allen, Greg Anderson, Laurent Beaudoin, Tony Bill, Dr. Forrest Bird, Linden Blue, Ed Bolen, Col. Frank Borman, Sir Richard Branson, Jimmy Buffett, Pete Bunce, Gene Cernan, Joe Clark, Julie E. Clark, Danny Clisham, Tom Cruise, Gen. Jack R. Dailey, Tom Danaher, Bonnie Dunbar, J. Robert Duncan, David Ellison, Pat Epps, Craig Ferguson, Randy Gaston, Edsel B. Ford, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Charles Hall, Pres Henne, Greg Herrick, Barron Hilton, Dexter Holland, Skip Holm, Bob Hoover, David Hurley, Charlie Johnson, Herb Kelleher, John & Martha King, Alan & Dale Klapmeier, Clay Lacy, Lorenzo Lamas, Amanda Wright Lane, Bill Luckett, Robert A. Lutz, Bruce McCaw, Russell W. Meyer Jr., Col. Max Moga, Roy Morgan, Elon Musk, Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter, Suzanne Asbury-Oliver, Steve Oliver, Arnold Palmer, Jack Pelton, Paul Poberezny, Tom Poberezny, Jeff Puckett, Vern Raburn, James Raisbeck, James C. Ray, Si Robin, Frank Robinson, Kurt Russell, Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan, Richard Santulli, Barry Schiff, Thomas Scott, Delford M. Smith, Frederick W. Smith, Murray Smith, Captain Sully Sullenberger, Edward J. Swearingen, Brian J. Terwilliger, Lynn Tilton, John Travolta, Sean Tucker, Dieter F Uchtdorf, Steven F Udvar-Hazy, Mark Van Tine, Patty Wagstaff, Emily Howell Warner and Kermit Weeks.

Sponsored by
Bell Helicopter
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Boeing Company
JetEx
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Embraer
Air Lease Corporation
Aviation Partners
Clay Lacy Aviation
Jet Aviation
Schultz & Associates
Jeppesen
Breitling
Qantas Airlines

For more information and tickets please visit: http://www.livinglegendsofaviation.org

About Living Legends of Aviation:

Considered the most prestigious and important recognition event of aviation, this intimate, memorable, and historic evening of aviation awards and entertainment will feature Morgan Freeman, with a special tribute to Neil Armstrong, George McGovern, AL Ueltschi, and Carroll Shelby, plus a 91st birthday salute to Bob Hoover. "The Official Ambassador or Aviation"®, John Travolta, is the evening's host. The Living Legends of Aviation Awards recognizes significant contributions and achievements during aviation's second hundred years.

The "Living Legends of Aviation" are defined as aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, record breakers, industry leaders, astronauts, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots. The Legends meet yearly to recognize and honor individuals that have made significant contributions in aviation. Living Legends of Aviation is a registered trademark.

About Kiddie Hawk Air Academy:

The Living Legends of Aviation Awards event is produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a non-profit 501(c)(3) qualified organization. Kiddie Hawk introduces children ages 4 thru 9 to flight with the Kiddie Hawk Trainers. These trainers allow kids to take their first flight lesson with the sophistication of motion and control of real flight, piloting their airplane, albeit a few feet off the ground. Kiddie Hawk follows the students as they progress, making scholarships available as Kiddie Hawk pilots enter actual flight training. The Kiddie Hawk program also introduces youngsters to other aviation related careers.

SOURCE Kiddie Hawk Air Academy

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