Harrison Ford Receives Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award


Oct 23, 13 Harrison Ford Receives Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award

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.

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Harrison Ford Visits Chicago and Washington


Mar 20, 13 Harrison Ford Visits Chicago and Washington

CHICAGO

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.

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Harrison Ford to Talk Aviation at the US Congress


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.

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Harrison Ford Talks Passion for Flying and Promotes GA


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.

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Harrison Ford to Keynote Summit


Sep 15, 12 Harrison Ford to Keynote Summit

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.

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Dine with Harrison Ford Online Auction


Sep 15, 12 Dine with Harrison Ford Online Auction

Call it the ultimate $100 hamburger run. Fly in to Palm Springs, Calif., for the AOPA Foundation’s A Night for Flight charity gala and dine with Harrison Ford and AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines; the Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska pilots John Ponts and Luke Hickerson; or comedian Dave Coulier and Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska pilot Doug Stewart.

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Harrison Ford to Present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award”


Jan 17, 12 Harrison Ford to Present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The “Living Legends of Aviation”® is presenting the 9th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards to be held January 20, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton.

Every year the attendees describe the evening as a “WOW event.” This year’s awards program promises to be another unforgettable experience. This year’s gala will feature a special “Flown West” tribute to founding Legend Cliff Robertson. Other honorees include Burt Rutan who recently joined with Paul Allen to revolutionize space travel. Morgan Freeman will receive the “Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award.”

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Fantastic Mr. Ford – Hollywood’s Hero on Fatherhood and Flying Planes


Aug 28, 11 Fantastic Mr. Ford – Hollywood’s Hero on Fatherhood and Flying Planes

I have been waiting to meet Harrison Ford since I was ten years old. I remember watching him play the bad-boy bounty hunter Han Solo in the first Star Wars film in 1977 and thinking he was so very cool in his black waistcoat and tight blue trousers, wise-cracking his way around the universe. And now, over three decades later, here is Ford in a room at Claridge’s offering a firm handshake and just a hint of a smile.

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