Paul Poberezny to Be Honored at Legends Event
January 9, 2014 - Paul Poberezny, EAA's founder who passed away last year, will receive special recognition during next week's 11th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Actor and pilot Morgan Freeman will narrate the "Flown West" segment of the program with a special tribute to Paul, who flew west at the age of 91 on August 22, 2013.
Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, producer of the Living Legends of Aviation Awards, will induct seven Legends at the event, including T. Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus Americas; David Hurley, who has a 60-year aviation legacy and is chairman emeritus of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum; John Uczekaj, CEO of Aspen Avionics; David Neeleman, founder of Jet Blue and Azul Airlines; Roy Morgan, founder of Air Methods; and actor/pilot Treat Williams. In addition to induction, Jack Erickson, the inventor of the SkyCrane and an avid helicopter and fixed-wing pilot, will be honored as Bell Helicopter's Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award honoree.
Harrison Ford is presenting his Aviation Legacy Award to Marilyn Richwine and Rhonda Fullerton, two key assistants who coordinate the Citation Special Olympics Airlift with amazing results.