Welcome!

News Feed Item

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

2012 Living Legends Highlight Video (9th Annual Awards)

2011 Living Legends Highlights

2010 Living Legends Highlights 

2010 Living Legends Red Carpet   

Kiddie Hawk Air Academy Promo

Kiddie Hawk in Elementary School Classrooms

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

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Cloud resources, although available in abundance, are inherently volatile. For transactional computing, like ERP and most enterprise software, this is a challenge as transactional integrity and data fidelity is paramount – making it a challenge to create cloud native applications while relying on RDBMS. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Claus Jepsen, Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs at Unit4, will explore that in order to create distributed and scalable solutions ensuring high availa...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically ab...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to ...