7th Annual Living Legends of Aviation®
6th Annual Living Legends of Aviation®
Morgan Freeman challenged everyone to help inspire the next generation to fly. Harrison Ford and others quickly answered the challenge. Sir Richard Branson invited us to take a trip into space.
Produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, the annual "Living Legends of Aviation Awards" is the most prestigious and exclusive event of aviation.
The Kiddie Hawk would like to give a special thank you to Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Sean Tucker, Bill Anders and Clay Lacy for their generous donations and express gratitude to all others who pledged their support to get the new Kiddie Hawk jet program flying. Production is well underway to get the new Kiddie Hawk Jet Trainer completed. The exciting new jet envelope will have advanced mechanics. Production of #001 is on schedule for first flight April 2009. We will forward photos of first flights with test pilots as they take to the skies. See the Kiddie Hawk video.
The Legends and Kiddie Hawk are grateful for your participation and support. Without you, we would not be able to inspire the Legends of tomorrow.
Donate, volunteer, or reserve your seat for 2010.
The Kiddie Hawk would like to thank those of you who attended the 6th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation Awards". We have included some photos of this year's historical evening along with news coverage and videos of this year's honorees. Collecting photos after such a big event is exciting. See or share photos that you took at this year's event here. Please provide cutlines for the photos and tag the people in the photos.
"The Challenge, I love the mystery, I love the people, I love the machines, the responsibility, I love the freedom." Harrison Ford
"I can still do my point roles just as well as I did when I was 20 years of age, and that is sort of a nice warm feeling to think that you can still do it with that many years under your belt." Bob Hoover
"There are old pilots and there are bold pilot but there are no old bold pilots, except in the case of some of the Living Legends of Aviation, where they managed to pull both off and the reason is that they studied it day and night, they strapped it on like there is no tomorrow." James Raisbeck
"There is this enormous feeling of uplifting and freedom that you get from flying an airplane." Linden Blue
"So we came around on the first landing, everything was feeling so good. Heck with this, and I just landed it, and it was perfect!" Emily Howell-Warner
"In aerobatic competition of course, I have to talk to myself to remember what comes next." Tony Bill
"One of the reasons I liked being chairman of General Dynamics is that I could appoint myself assistant test pilot for the F-16. Which I did and I chose to focus on night attack. You wonder why night attack? Well, it is simple. If you are going to do a night attack test, you have to do a day flight. So I would get a twofer." Maj. Gen. Bill Anders
"People have a love for flying. They enjoy being with other pilots that share that love for aviation." Barron Hilton
"I still love to fly. If I for some reason couldn't fly for a month, I would miss it. I just like to do it and it could be any kind of airplane." Clay Lacy
Dexter Holland Interview on the Red Carpet - Frontman for "The Offspring"
Kiddie Hawk Air Academy - Producer of the "Living Legends of Aviation"® Awards
Part 1 "Flown West" John W Myers
Part 2 "Flown West" Sydney Pollack (not yet available)
Tony Bill - (not shown at the event)
Si Robin - Legends Aviation Inventor Award
Ed Bolen - Aviation Industry Leader of the Year Award
Linden Blue - Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Sir Richard Branson - Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award
Emily Howell-Warner - Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award
Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter - Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award
Maj. Gen. Bill Anders - Heritage Patriot Award
Maj. Paul "Max" Moga - Legends Top-Flyer
Harrison Ford Acceptance - Legends Aviation Legacy Award
Harrison Ford: Just Another Pilot (not shown at the event, directed and produced by Steve Stafford.)
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The Legends would like to send a special "Thank You" to our Master of Ceremonies Nick Carter.
Attendees this year included Dr. Buzz and Lois Aldrin, Maj Gen William Anders, Dr. Forrest and Pam Bird, Linden and son Austin Blue, Sir Richard and Lady Branson, Pete and Patty Bunce, Joe Clark, Julie E. Clark, Tom Danaher, Pat Epps, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Greg Herrick and Suzanne Fedoruk, Barron Hilton, Dexter Holland, Bob and Colleen Hoover, Betty Howard, John & Martha King, Alan & Sarah Klapmeier, Clay Lacy, Bruce McCaw, Maj. Paul "Max" Moga and wife Amanda, Zoe Dell Nutter, Natasha Pavlovich and Jim Lara, Vern Raburn, James and Sherry Raisbeck, Si and Betty Robin, Frank Robinson, Dick Rutan, Edward J. Swearingen, Brian J. Terwilliger, Sean Tucker, Steven F and Etel Udvar-Hazy, Emily Howell-Warner, and Kermit Weeks.
If you have any questions or comments about the evenings festivities, please reply to this email or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be posting some of your comments at http://www.livinglegendsofaviation.org/
Fellow Legends, Henry G. "Hank Beaird" and Dee Howard recently passed away. Read more.
See the new biography of Edward J. Swearingen.
Next year's Living Legends of Aviation will be January 21, 2010. Reserve your tickets now.
Beverly Hills Porsche - The Legends would like to thank Beverly Hills Porsche for their continued support and dedication for the past two years. We encourage everyone to visit their dealership to see their amazing selection and great customer service!
The beautiful constellation propeller that was signed by all the Legends in attendance and was auctioned off at the event was never claimed. The propeller is available for $50,000 and the majority is tax deductable.
Scheyden Precision Eyewear
5th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation"® Awards
5th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation"®
Living Legends Event Program (pdf) January 24, 2008
Welcome Charlie Johnson, Emcee
Tribute to "Legends Flown West" Narrated by Morgan Freeman
Legends Inducted Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman General Motors
A Look to the Future
Dr. Forrest Bird
Remarks Charlie Johnson
Closing Remarks/Appreciation Jerry Lips
Clockwise from top left: Maj Gen Bill Anders on the red carpet (by Ron Kaplan); Dr. Buzz Aldrin and wife Lois (by James Michael Coyne); Tom Danaher (by Victor G. Archer); Robert J. Stewart III and father Robert J. Stewart II (by Victor G. Archer); Jeffrey Puckett (by James Michael Coyne); Joe Clark and Alan Klapmeier (by Victor G. Archer); Bob Hoover (by Victor G. Archer); Julie Clark (by Victor G. Archer); Jeffrey and Vivienne Harold, Scheyden Precision Sun Eyewear (James Michael Coyne); Dan and Amber Hanchette, Viper Jet (by James Michael Coyne); John W. Myers, Janice Merriweather and Gen. Jack Dailey (by Victor G. Archer); Jim Hoffman of California Aerospace, Corinne Brazill of Hong King MotoArt and Donovan Fell III of MotoArt (by Victor G. Archer)); John Travolta (by James Michael Coyne); Sherry and James Raisbeck (by Victor G. Archer); Jennifer Montague with Kermit Weeks (by Victor G. Archer); Paul and Megan Lips (by James Michael Coyne);(by Victor G. Archer); Clay Lacy (by James Michael Coyne); Barrington Irving (center) (by James Michael Coyne).
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