Jul 02, 14
For the majority of the general public, exposure to general aviation only comes by hosting of a local air show. Very few are able to experience flight in a small private plane let alone understand the fundamentals of air travel and its impact on the local and national economy. As intimately familiar as pilots may be with these challenges, most lack the ability and character to connect with the non-aviation community.
Someone with whom the public could trust and respect would need to step up and promote general aviation in a cohesive and personable manner. Who better than the man who epitomized characters displaying adventure, rebellion and determination on the silver screen? Hollywood aside, these traits flow deeply within the persona of Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford stars in a new video that celebrates 100 years of commercial flights. In a special message to the 70th IATA AGM, he reminds delegates of the amazing history of flight and how they are the stewards of aviation future.
More to come soon!
At Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim Calif., PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, showed off Harrison Ford’s unique Bell 407GX helicopter. Attendees saw first-hand the aircraft’s unique paint scheme, interiors, and other bells and whistles that the star chose for his personal helicopter.
Sometimes there are convergences in the world. Kismet some call it. For first-time Heli-Expo exhibitor Scheme Designers (Booth No. 3608) Harrison Ford’s decision to fly his own Bell 407 into the Anaheim Convention Center as one of the first helicopters to arrive for Heli-Expo 2014 was in fact a stroke of luck for Scheme Designers, the company that created the paint scheme for the actor.
Oct 23, 13
A visibly moved Harrison Ford accepted this year’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership on October 21 at the conclusion of the NBAA 2013 opening session. While more commonly known for roles such as Indiana Jones and Han Solo in Star Wars, the veteran actor in this case was recognized for his continuing role as a philanthropist.
Oct 06, 13
Acclaimed actor and accomplished pilot Harrison Ford will receive NBAA’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership at the Opening General Session of the Association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 22.
In addition to his extensive work as an outspoken champion for general aviation, including numerous appearances before Congress, Ford also regularly flies missions in support of humanitarian and philanthropic causes.
Mar 20, 13
Actor Harrison Ford was in Chicago Monday night. He was the guest of honor at a party hosted by Michigan Avenue magazine at Chicago Cut restaurant. The actor is the magazine’s cover feature this month — part of his promotion for the April 12 release of “42,” the film about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Ford portrays Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey in the film.
Harrison Ford is joining members of the U.S. House General Aviation Caucus this Tuesday to discuss “issues of importance to the general aviation community”. Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri Republican, said he has invited Mr. Ford to talk to the House General Aviation Caucus as a way to draw attention to aviation issues.
Actor and pilot Harrison Ford draws a spotlight on flying from the big screen to the halls of Congress. On Oct. 12, the aviation advocate took the stage at the Palm Springs Convention Center to discuss how aviation helped him reinvent his life—and why all pilots should share the value of aviation with the general public—at the keynote session of AOPA Aviation Summit.
Ford said he was interested in aviation in college and took a few lessons, but ran out of money. Later, he said—when he had more money, and an airplane with a professional crew—“I realized pretty quickly that they were having more fun than I was playing with my toys.” He asked pilot Terry Bender to teach him to fly.
Sep 15, 12
Actor, pilot, and aviation advocate Harrison Ford is coming to AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, California, in October. So channel the Force and make your way to Summit to celebrate general aviation with Ford.
He will participate in the Oct. 12 keynote address to discuss the importance of general aviation to the United States. The keynote also will feature FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, who will share his vision for GA’s future; AOPA President Craig Fuller, AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines, and Flying magazine Editor in Chief Robert Goyer will debate the pros and cons of the presidential candidates, and other issues facing GA.