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Former EAA Vice President to Receive Harrison Ford Legacy Award

January 10, 2013 - Greg Anderson, former EAA senior vice president who helped launch the EAA Young Eagles program, will receive the Harrison Ford Legacy Award for his contributions to the GA community.

Anderson is currently president and CEO of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado, the organization that played a key role in repairing EAA's B-17 after a freak hailstorm last summer. Anderson worked at EAA from January 1983 through April 2004.

Harrison Ford, former EAA Young Eagles chairman, will present Anderson with his award at the 10th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 18. Anderson was instrumental in bringing Ford to EAA as Young Eagles chairman in 2004.

This year's ceremony is hosted by John Travolta and sponsored by Bell Helicopter and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, celebrating a decade of recognition during aviation's second hundred years.

The Living Legends of Aviation Awards recognize significant aviation contributions and achievements. Award recipients are defined as aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, record breakers, industry leaders, astronauts, pilots who have become celebrities, and celebrities who have become pilots.

This year's historic aviation award evening will also feature Morgan Freeman, with special tributes to Neil Armstrong, George McGovern, Al Ueltschi, Carroll Shelby, and a 91st birthday salute to Bob Hoover. 

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