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HONOREES

THE LEGENDS NOMINATE AND SELECT THE INDUCTEES AND HONOREES FOR THE ANNUAL "LIVING LEGENDS OF AVIATION AWARDS". COMMITTEES, INCLUDING PAST HONOREES OF THE PARTICULAR CATEGORIES, MAKE FINAL SELECTIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE LEGENDS GET ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS. NOMINATION FORMS ARE SENT TO ALL "LIVING LEGENDS OF AVIATION" EACH JULY.

 

 

2014 / 12TH ANNUAL HONOREES

MICHIMASA FUJINO

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year

MARK BAKER

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award

HERB KELLEHER

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

ELLING HALVORSON

Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award

ANGELINA JOLIE

Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award

 

 

2013 / 11th ANNUAL HONOREES

MARILYN RICHWINE & RHONDA FULLERTON

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award

BRUCE WHITMAN

Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award

FREDERICK W SMITH

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

JACK ERICKSON

Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award

MAJOR GEN PATRICK H BRADY

Special Acknowledgement to Colonel George “Bud” Day

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award


 

2012 / 10TH ANNUAL HONOREES 

JOHN UCZEKAJ

Aviation Industry Entrepreneur of the Year 

JAMES ALBAUGH

Lifetime Aviation Industry Award

GREG ANDERSON

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award

DAVID NEELEMAN

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

ROY MORGAN

Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award

DAVID ELLISON

Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award

NEIL ARMSTRONG

“First and Last Man to Walk on the Moon”

EUGENE CERNAN

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award

 

2011 / 9TH ANNUAL HONOREES

MARK VAN TINE

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year

EREN OZMEN AND FATIH OZMEN

Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year

DR. RICHARD SUGDEN

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award

J.  ROBERT DUNCAN

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

MORGAN FREEMAN

Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award

BOEING 787 DREAMTEAM

Aircraft of Legend Award

BURT RUTAN

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

 

2010 / 8th ANNUAL HONOREES

LYNN TILTON

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year 

DELFORD M. SMITH

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

PAT EPPS

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award

CLAYTON “CLAY” JONES

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year

CAPTAIN JAMES LOVELL

Cool Captain Award

SEAN TUCKER

Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award

FRANK ROBINSON

Lifetime Aviation Engineering Award 

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

CONGRESSMAN SAM JOHNSON

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

 

2009 / 7th ANNUAL HONOREES 

ELON MUSK

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

JOSEPH “JOE” CLARK

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur 

JEFFREY PUCKETT

Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award 

PRESTON “PRES” HENNE 

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year 

KURT RUSSELL 

Aviation Mentor Award 

KERMIT WEEKS 

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

TOM CRUISE

Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award 

DR. EDWIN “BUZZ” ALDRIN

First Out –Of-This-World Landing & Takeoff Award 

 

2008/ 6th ANNUAL HONOREES 

LINDEN BLUE

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year 

SIR RICHARD BRANSON

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur 

SI ROBIN

Legends Aviation Inventor Award 

ED BOLEN

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year 

EMILY HOWELL-WARNER

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

ZOE DELL LANTIS NUTTER

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award 

HARRISON FORD 

Legends Aviation Legacy Award 

MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM ANDERS

Heritage Patriot Award 

USAF MAJ. PAUL ‘MAX” MOGA

Legends Top Flyer Award  

 

2007 / 5th ANNUAL HONOREES 

HH SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAEED AL-MAKTOUM

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

JAMES RAISBECK

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

JOHN TRAVOLTA

Official Ambassador of Aviation Award

DR. FORREST M BIRD

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award

GEORGE MCGOVERN

Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award

PETE BUNCE

Aviation Industry Leader of the Year

 

2006 / 4th ANNUAL HONOREES 

DALE & ALAN KLAPMEIER

Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year 

AL UELTSCHI

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

BOB HOOVER

Freedom of Flight Award 

 

2005 / 3rd ANNUAL HONOREES

VERN RABURN

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year 

STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur 

 

2004/ 2nd ANNUAL HONOREES 

JOE CLARK

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

CLAY LACY

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur

 

2003 / 1st ANNUAL HONOREES

RICK ADAM

Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year 

CHARLES C. GATES

Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur