Living Legends of Aviation Awards

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Gayle Anderson was live in Fullerton at Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods described as the world’s largest helicopter air ambulance company. In California, the company is best known as Mercy Air.

Board member General Carl McNair will be honored at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards hosted by actor and aviator John Travolta.

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).

Legend Buzz Aldrin's 85th birthday will be celebrated at the After Awards Party on the roof of the Beverly Hilton.

Presenting Sponsors and Kiddie Hawk partners for the Awards are Bell Helicopter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Sierra Nevada Corp. There are eleven seats available.  For more information, click HERE or call 720-375-0000.
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12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards
Friday, January 16, 2015
Beverly Hilton Ballroom, Beverly Hills, CA
6:00pm Red Carpet & Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Awards
After Party Following Awards

About Living Legends of Aviation: Considered the most prestigious and important recognition event of aviation, this intimate, memorable and historic evening of aviation awards and entertainment will be directed by Emcee Danny Clisham and Legend Sean Tucker. The Living Legends of Aviation Awards recognizes significant contributions and achievements during aviation's second hundred years.

Last year, Roy Morgan of Mercy Air was inducted into the Living Legends Hall of Fame.

Mercy Air – Air Methods
1670 Miro Way
Rialto, CA 92376
(909) 357-9006

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at

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