Congratulations to Harrison Ford on winning the Hoover Trophy….

Pilot, general aviation advocate, and actor Harrison Ford said he was humbled to receive the Hoover Trophy named for test pilot and aerobatic showman R.A. “Bob” Hoover, an aviation mentor who inspired countless others. Ford accepted the honor for GA greatness and then lavished praise upon another aviation legend—the 2017 winner and award presenter Sean D. Tucker—during the third annual R.A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy Awards hosted by AOPA in the historic Terminal A lobby of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The Hollywood fixture and Golden Globe winner was lauded for his unwavering enthusiasm and dedication to aviation. Ford has rescued a stranded hiker with his helicopter, flown the 2 millionth EAA Young Eagle in his yellow-and-green de Havilland Beaver, and testified before Congress on behalf of airports. He was also one of the key figures in AOPA’s GA Serves America campaign.

The instrument-rated fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, aircraft owner, and longtime AOPA member said the recognition was a “great honor, but it’s embarrassing to be here” surrounded by other aviation luminaries, including Tucker, who founded the Bob Hoover Academy in Salinas, California, an after-school program that teaches disadvantaged youth about aviation.

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