Living Legends of Aviation has announced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will receive the inaugural “Jeff Bezos Freedom´s Wings Award” to honor his lifetime achievements in advancing the principles of freedom in his many business and personal endeavors, the company said.
The Legends will hold their 16th annual “Living Legends of Aviation Awards” event on Jan. 18, 2019.
The award is named for Bezos to honor a lifetime of promoting the principles of freedom in many different forms. From a global perspective, Bezos has demonstrated his passion for freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom to fly beyond the reaches of our world. The Legends wish to honor his lifetime´s pursuit.
Bezos will receive the honor in this first year of the award, and then he will select the recipient in future years from the many nominees offered by the Legends and the Washington Post.
The Living Legends of Aviation organization was founded on December 17, 2003, exactly 100 years after Orville and Wilbur Wright took their first powered flight, with the purpose of celebrating aviation´s second hundred years. The “Living Legends of Aviation” are remarkable people of extraordinary accomplishment in aviation and aerospace; they include entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, astronauts, record breakers, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots.