Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings Inc. CEO Scott Terry was awarded the Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award at the 13th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday, January 22, the company said.
The award´s namesake, Harrison Ford, chose Terry as the recipient and presented him the award. Terry was recognized for his work with nonprofit organization, Global Flight Relief.
Founded in 2011 by Terry, Global Flight Relief was established in order to provide an integrated aviation organization dedicated to disaster relief, humanitarian aid and emergency response. The 501(c)(3) has provided airlift support services, in conjunction with other organizations, to deliver food, medical supplies and other necessities to remote villages in Africa and other war-ravaged countries.
The organization has conducted medical evacuation flights in austere conditions from remote villages in the Eastern Congo in order to deliver patients requiring surgery to HEAL Africa medical facilities in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Global Flight Relief has also provided airlift support to transport philanthropic donors from the US to the DRC in order to observe the workings of nonprofits in the region.
Terry founded Global Flight Relief after more than 20 years in the aviation industry. A former naval aviator, he witnessed firsthand the atrocities to communities during political unrest in the Middle East and Africa. Terry was responsible for coordinating the first airdrops into Kosovo for Bosnian refugees in 1996.
Tempus provides design, engineering, systems integration and flight operations solutions that support critical aviation mission requirements for a variety of customers including the United States Department of Defense, other US government agencies, foreign governments and select corporations and individuals in the private sector.