President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, was able to join fellow aviation lovers recently at an event for Living Legends of Aviation. Officially an award, President Uchtdorf has been designated a Living Legend of Aviation.
According to the official website for the group, “the ‘Living Legends of Aviation’ are admirable people of remarkable accomplishment in aviation, including: entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, record breakers, astronauts, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots. The legends meet yearly to recognize and honor individuals that have made significant contributions in aviation.”
The night was to honor Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the famed LDS candy bomber. According this post on Facebook, President Uchtdorf was able to present Colonel Halvorsen with the Kitty Hawk Children’s Award. Later on in the evening, they were able to pose with Harrison Ford, who is also a current member. You can learn more about Colonel Halvorsen’s amazing story below.
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