John Travolta, the “Official Ambassador of Aviation,” will host the prestigious “Living Legends of Aviation Awards,” which will be held at the Beverly Hilton ballroom on January 16, 2015. The 12th Annual Awards will Salute Bob Hoover and his 93rd birthday, along with special guests attending to honor this Charter “Living Legend of Aviation.”
John Travolta will induct three new Legends. The new inductees are Bruce Whitman, chairman and CEO of FlightSafety; Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines; and Major General Carl McNair, retired Army and considered the Father of modern Army Aviation. A special presentation to Cynthia Zamperini-Garris, daughter of Olympian, World War II hero and inspiration, the late Louis Zamperini.
Mr. Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, will receive the Legend’s “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award.”
Mr. Elling Halvorson, founder of Papillon Helicopters, will be honored with vertical flights highest honor, the “Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award.”
Michimasa Fujino, founder and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will be presented with the Legend’s “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year Award.”
Legend Harrison Ford will present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award” to Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).