The first Endeavor Awards welcomes popular airshow performer Sean Tucker to the Host Committee of the gala event.
Tucker joins another legendary aviator Clay Lacy; Endeavour Astronaut Scott Parazynski and his fellow astronauts; and Hollywood luminaries Robert Zemeckis and Ed Asner as they honor the true heroes of flying, the individuals and organizations who have demonstrated their commitment to Public Benefit Aviation.
To his millions of airshow fans, Tucker is a larger than life character. When asked about his performances, Sean responds, “I like to think that I bring the fans’ dreams of flying into the plane with me. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than in the cockpit.”
People who have witnessed Tucker’s aerobatic exploits talk about feeling a rekindled enthusiasm for their own passions in life.
“Sean Tucker is a inspiration to me and to thousands of other pilots,” said Ben Marcus, co-founder of jetAVIVA and a member of the Endeavor Awards Gala Host Committee. “I am delighted to welcome Sean to our inaugural Endeavor Awards event. As a young pilot I saw him perform on my first trip to Oshkosh. Later, I attended Sean’s aerobatic training courses, and Sean became a mentor, not only for his masterful flying but also for his teachings on the psychology of flying.”
Marcus said that proceeds of the May 4 event at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion in the California Science Center, will benefit Angel Flight West (AFW), whose corps of volunteer pilots gives the gift of flight to thousands of children and adults who require treatment at faraway medical centers.