The seventh Annual “Living Legends of Aviation” Awards tickets are now available. Presented by Learjet, the awards dinner is often referred to as the “Academy Awards of Aviation. With last year’s advance reservations and event sponsor tickets assigned, there are less than 200 tickets available, organizers note.On Dec. 18, organizers will make any remaining tickets available to last year’s wait list and then to the general public. The event sells out every year, organizers add.
The “Living Legends of Aviation” Awards are produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a non-profit association whose mission is to educate and inspire today’s youth and create tomorrow’s aviators and legends. Ticket purchases are tax deductible.
The event will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
This year, the event will honor Dr. Buzz Aldrin with the “First Out of This World Landing and Take Off Award,” and President George H.W. Bush with the “Freedom of Flight Award.” Other awards include the “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year,” “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur,” and several more. The “Flown West” tribute, narrated by Morgan Freeman, will be followed by the induction of legends.
Attendees, legends, and nominees include: Aldrin, Paul Allen, Neil Armstrong, Tony Bill, Dr. Forrest Bird, Linden Blue, Ed Bolen, Col. Frank Borman, Sir Richard Branson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jimmy Buffett, Pete Bunce, President George H.W. Bush, Gene Cernan, Joe Clark, Julie Clark, Tom Cruise, Gen. Jack Dailey, Tom Danaher, Bonnie Dunbar, Robert Duncan, Pat Epps, Craig Ferguson, Edsel Ford, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Michimasa Fujino, Charles Hall, Pres Henne, Greg Herrick, Barron Hilton, Dexter Holland, Skip Holm, Bob Hoover, David Hurley, Charlie Johnson, Herb Kelleher, John and Martha King, Alan and Dale Klapmeier, Clay Lacy, Lorenzo Lamas, Amanda Wright Lane, Erik Lindbergh, Bill Luckett, Robert Lutz, Bruce McCaw, George McGovern, Russell Meyer Jr., Maj. Max Moga, Zoe Dell Nutter, Arnold Palmer, Natasha Pavlovich, Jack Pelton, Paul Poberenzy, Vern Raburn, James Raisbeck, James Ray, Cliff Robertson, Si Robin, Frank Robinson, Kurt Russell, Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan, Richard Santulli, Barry Schiff, Thomas Scott, Carroll Shelby, Delford Smith, Frederick Smith, Murray Smith, Hillary Swank, Edward Swearingen, Brian Terwilliger, John Travolta, HH Sheikh Al Maktoum, Sean Tucker, Steven Udvar-Hazy, A.L. Ueltschi, Patty Wagstaff, Emily Howell Warner, Kermit Weeks, and Carl Williams.
For more information: 720-346-3648 or LivingLegendsOfAviation.org