David Ellison to be Presented with Prestigious Aviation Award at 10th Annual
Living Legends of Aviation
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Ellison
has been chosen by the Living Legends of Aviation to receive the "Aviation
Inspiration and Patriotism Award." Never afraid to aim high, David Ellison
has already accomplished an astonishing array of achievements for just turning
30. He is an accomplished pilot with a commercial multi-engine instrument and
helicopter rating. In 2003, at 20 years old, he was the youngest member of
"The Stars of Tomorrow," EAA's Aerobatic AirVenture Show in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. Currently, Ellison is also aiming high as Hollywood's youngest
major movie producer, combining his two great passions of cinema and aviation.
The "Living Legends of Aviation" Awards has released additional honorees for
the 10^th Annual Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18,
John Travolta, the "Official Ambassador of Aviation" will host the Awards.
The "Flown West" tribute, narrated by Morgan Freeman, will honor American
heroes Neil Armstrong, George McGovern, AL Ueltschi, and Carroll Shelby, who
took their last flight West during 2012, followed by eight inductions into the
Living Legends of Aviation. The newest members of the "Living Legends of
Aviation" who will receive their medallions include Chuck Aaron, James
Albaugh, Randy Gaston, Al Haynes, Fatih and Eren Ozmen, Louis Turpen and Tom
The Awards will then honor the Aviation Industry Entrepreneur of the Year,
John Uczekaj, CEO of Aspen Avionics. James Albaugh, recently retired
President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Aircraft will receive the Lifetime
Aviation Industry Leader Award. Harrison Ford will present the Harrison Ford
Aviation Legacy Award to current CEO and President of Wings Over the Rockies
Air Space Museum, Greg Anderson.
Co-emcees of the Awards are Danny Clisham and Legend Sean Tucker. J. Robert
Duncan, last year's prestigious Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur, will present
this year's honoree, David Neeleman. Neeleman has created 4 airlines,
including Morris Air, West Jet, jetBlue Airways, and Azul Airlines. He
recently purchased JetSuite, a unique charter company based in Los Angeles,
Introduction of a new Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award will be presented by
Mr. John Garrison, CEO of Bell Helicopter, to Roy Morgan, founder of Air
Methods, the first and largest medical air rescue service in the U.S.
Bob Hoover, the "pilot's pilot," will present his Freedom of Flight Awards to
the first and the last man to walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong will be
honored, and the award will be accepted by Carol Armstrong, his wife, and
Armstrong's two sons, Mark and Rick. Bob Hoover's second Freedom of Flight
Award will be presented to Eugene "Gene" Cernan, an astronaut that completed
three missions during America's space race and was the last man to drive and
walk on the moon.
The Living Legends of Aviation is produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a
non-profit, tax-exempt organization that takes Kiddie Hawk Jet Trainers to
schools and aviation exhibitions to give children, ages 4-9, the opportunity
to experience their first flight lesson, albeit only a few feet off the
ground. The Living Legends of Aviation meet once a year to celebrate flight
and to recognize the accomplishments of aviation's second hundred years. For
more information please visit http://www.livinglegendsofaviation.org.
SOURCE Kiddie Hawk Air Academy
Contact: Megan Lips, Entertainment/Consumer & Aviation/Trade (including Red
Carpet), +1-720-280-5477, Media@LivingLegendsofAviation.org
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