|Legend Harrison Ford receives the Legend’s Aviation Legacy Award and offers humble and sincere gratitude.|
|The most prestigious annual event of aviation was held at the Beverly Hilton on January 22nd. The "Living Legends of Aviation Awards" honors entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, and individuals of extraordinary achievement in aviation. The Living Legends of Aviation are comprised of seventy (70) remarkable Legends of aviation. This year's guests included many of Hollywood's "A" list, along with astronauts, aviation entrepreneurs, record-breakers, innovators, pilots that have become celebrities and celebrities that have become pilots. Kiddie Hawk Air Academy produces the event. Morgan Freeman is an effective spokesperson for Kiddie Hawk and challenged the audience to get involved and help inspire the next generation of aviators.
Jerry Lips welcomed the Legends, honorees, and guests and introduced the Legends and the "Flown West" segment of the program. Family members of the two Legends that Flew West in 2008 were in attendance as video tributes were shown on John W. Myers and Sydney Pollack.
New inductees into the Legends included Skip Holm, Tony Bill, Charles Hall, Clarence "Bud" Anderson, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Bill Luckett and Neal Blue. Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, former NASA astronaut and current President and CEO of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, spoke for and on behalf of the new inductees.