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Young Eagles Chairman Earns CAF Lifetime Achievement Award
October 27, 2016 - Young Eagles program chairman Sean D. Tucker last weekend received the latest of his numerous honors and awards, as the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow presented him with its Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award.
The award, which recognizes lifetime achievements and promotion or advancement in aviation, was given as part of last Saturday’s air show activities at Ellington Airport. It is named for Nolen, a CAF founding member and leader.
“This award keeps our legacy alive,” Tucker said on the air show announcers’ stand upon receiving the Nolen Award. “This magnificent award makes me feel so very humble. What I promise you is that I’ll fly my heart out, but I’ll do it with reverence and joy, and celebrating our freedoms in America.”
Tucker was one of the featured performers at the Wings Over Houston show, which also had performances from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and other top aerobatic performers. In addition, Tucker kept his tradition of flying a Young Eagle at each air show stop, as 15-year-old Luphranz Louis flew with Tucker prior to the weekend’s activities. Tucker also spoke to the Houston airport’s high school aviation club about pursuing dreams and living with joy and hope.