The Living Legends of Aviation Awards is the most important and prestigious recognition event in aviation. It’s often referred to as the "Acade… Read More
The Living Legends of Aviation Awards is the most important and prestigious recognition event in aviation. It’s often referred to as the "Academy Awards of Aviation". John Travolta is the Official Ambassador of Aviation and hosts the evening event. Harrison Ford presents an award in his honor each year. Cliff Robertson is the presiding Legend emeritas. Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Bob Hoover, Buzz Aldrin, Sir Richard Branson, Dick and Burt Rutan, Tony Bill, Forrest Bird, Clay Lacy, Joe Clark, Patty Wagstaff, Emily Howell Warner, Frank Robinson and others are among the 70 Living Legends regularly attending. Kurt Russell and aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker are Emcees for the evening affair.
The “Living Legends of Aviation” is a group of seventy (70) remarkable people of extraordinary accomplishment. Among the defining criteria used in identifying a “Living Legend of Aviation” is aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, record breakers, astronauts, pilots that have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots. As the initial group of Legends evolved, these extraordinary people of aviation nominated others to join them, and the list has gradually grown to seventy people. As Legends take their flight west, they are replaced by new inductees, selected by their fellow Legends.
The Legends 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 Trainer. The Kiddie Hawk Trainer allows 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.
The 9th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards is Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton. Read Less