Actor, pilot, and aviation advocate Harrison Ford will participate in the Oct. 12 keynote address at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.
He will discuss the importance of general aviation to the United States. The keynote also will feature FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, who will share his vision for GA’s future; AOPA President Craig Fuller, AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines, and Flying magazine Editor in Chief Robert Goyer will debate the pros and cons of the presidential candidates, and other issues facing GA.
Ford is a long-time pilot and aircraft owner with instrument and fixed-wing single- and multiengine ratings.
Before his keynote address, Ford, a member of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring society, will speak at the foundation’s A Night for Flight charity gala on Oct. 11. The Hollywood powerhouse is offering lunch and a flight in the foundation’s online auction to raise money to support general aviation; the leading bid as of Sept. 13 was $16,700. If that’s out of your league, the foundation is auctioning tickets to dine with Ford and AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines at the event, starting at $2,500 per pair.