EAA News – Living Legends Honors Outstanding Individuals

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

January 27, 2011 — EAA Chairman of the Board Tom Poberezny and his wife Sharon were in California last weekend to participate in the 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards. There are 70 “Living Legends of Aviation,” who have been recognized for their outstanding achievements to aviation.

Many, including Paul Poberezny, Burt and Dick Rutan, Kermit Weeks, Greg Herrick, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Shelby, and Ed Swearingen, have strong ties to EAA. The event is produced by Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a nonprofit organization that introduces children ages 5 through 11 to flight through the Kiddie Hawk Trainer, designed by EAA member Bill Marcy.

On a night that celebrates the contributions of men and women who have made a difference in aviation, EAA was both represented and recognized. Whether Kurt Russell was speaking about attending Oshkosh, or Harrison Ford and Capt. Sully Sullenberger were being recognized for their efforts to inspire the next generation of pilots through the Young Eagles program, EAA was featured prominently.

Follow the link to read more on the article. What a great event and wonderful cause.

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