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Hat in the Ring Society Members

AOPA Foundation Hat in the Ring Society

 

Harrison Ford, Co-Chairman

Harrison Ford, Co-Chair

With instrument and fixed-wing single- and multiengine ratings and a helicopter certificate, Harrison Ford is an experienced pilot who values the utility and joys of aviation. Channeling his passion for the industry, Ford touts its benefits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Morgan Freeman, Co-Chairman

Morgan Freeman, Co-Chair

Morgan Freeman joined AOPA soon after passing his check ride, and is proud to call himself a Hat in the Ring Society member. Morgan began flying only 10 years ago and like many pilots he wishes he’d started sooner. The more he flies the more he realizes that America’s general aviation system is truly a national treasure, and that as pilots we have a significant duty to protect that treasure.

Hat in the Ring Society

Hear Hat in the Ring Society Member Paul Diette talk about the program. Find out why you should join this group of leaders who take enormous pride in shaping and strengthening our freedom to fly.


Hat in the Ring Member of the Month

hat in the ringKen Uhlmann is an IT Director for one of the largest Electrical Manufacturing companies in the world, Legrand. His passion for aviation began long ago, but culminated in a flight from Boston to Nantucket Island long before 911, when the pilot of a local carrier allowed him to sit in the co-pilot seat of an eight passenger twin.... "I remember going to my local flight school two days later and signing up for lessons"....after achieving his PPL in 2013, Ken is now 1/3 of the way through his IFR training and not slowing down anytime soon! The owner of a 2000 Cessna 172S, flying out of KCXY (Harrisburg PA), Ken helps his local flight school, Cargill Aeronautical Academy, by managing their facebook page and advertising, and also donates rides to a charity organization to help young people get their first flying experience early enough to make a decision about becoming a pilot. 

An AOPA member since 2010, and a two year member of the Hat in the Ring Society, you'll find Ken flying around the central PA area just about every Sunday in N193ME. 


Thank you to all of our 2015 Hat in the Ring Members!

  •  Thomas Abood
  • Robert Agnew
  • Edward Akeyson
  • Larry Allen
  • Myra Allen
  • Joel Altman
  • Stephen Antle
  • Mikel Atkins
  • Ronald Baade
  • Allan Badrow
  • Kyle Bailey
  • Samuel Bailey Jr.
  • David Baines
  • Jeffrey Baker
  • Freddie Baker
  • Robert Barnhill III
  • James Barrett
  • James Baum
  • Stephen Bell
  • Chris Bennett
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Bruce Berkowitz
  • Steven Bernstein
  • James Bersig
  • Jim Black
  • William Blake
  • Clifford Boese
  • Deanna Boese
  • Allen Boger Jr.
  • William Borchert
  • G. Borsari
  • Joe Bouley
  • Dwight Bowden
  • Penelope Bowman
  • Raymond Bowman
  • Robert Brahm
  • Jacob Brombach IV
  • Tony Brown
  • Bruce Buhr
  • William Burdette
  • Neil Cahoon
  • Brian Cameron
  • J. Cashen
  • Bruce Cavarno
  • Raymond Chester
  • Peter Chmelir
  • Peter Chmelir
  • John Colman
  • Lawrence Colvin
  • Stephen Coonts
  • Thomas Cordingley
  • Mario Corti
  • Dave Coulier
  • James Crawford
  • Anastaisia Crowther
  • John Cummings
  • Thomas Curtis Jr.
  • Joseph Davis
  • Laura Del Favero
  • Doc D'Errico
  • Paul Diette
  • Gabrielle Disanza
  • Michael Draelos
  • Debi Dreyfuss
  • William Dubois
  • Tony DuBose
  • Robert Duncan
  • Michael Dunleavy
  • B. J. Dunn
  • Ray Ebner III
  • William Eischens
  • William Fields
  • Gary Fielland
  • Harrison Ford
  • Daniel Fordice III
  • Tim Fortune
  • Morgan Freeman
  • John Gabriele
  • John Gaither Jr.
  • Thomas Garrot
  • James Gibertoni
  • Peter Gockerman
  • Kirby Gonyer
  • James Gorman
  • Michael Gottdenker
  • Michael Goulian
  • Mike Gourley
  • Steve Graham
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • David Guerrieri
  • Kenneth Guthrie
  • Robert Hamilton
  • George Hamlin IV
  • Rodney Harbin
  • William Harris
  • David Haushalter
  • David Hawkins
  • Kevin Hawkins
  • James Hefelfinger
  • Tina Herington
  • Peter Herington
  • Michael Herman
  • David Herrell
  • Richard Higgins
  • James Hislop
  • Elaine Hodgson
  • Robert Holtaway
  • James Horan
  • Calvin Hunziker Jr.
  • John Huss
  • Rich Iott
  • David James
  • Scott Johnson
  • Spring Johnson
  • Samantha Johnson
  • Jim Jones
  • Kenneth Jones
  • Bob Jones
  • Steven Kaplan
  • Neil Kaye
  • Denise Kenna
  • Todd Kimmes
  • Scott Kirkpatrick
  • Richard Kissinger
  • Frank Klimas
  • Lee Kranefuss
  • Morrie Krasner
  • Steven Krause
  • Keith Kretschmer
  • Jan Krouwer
  • John Krystyniak
  • Arthur Kudner III
  • Patrick Larreategui
  • Peter Larson
  • Skip Lehman
  • Mark Leise
  • Michael Lepore
  • Woody Lesikar
  • Joseph Leverone Jr.
  • John Lewis
  • Jeffery Liljenquist
  • Mary Ann Liljenquist
  • David Long
  • Herbert Louis
  • Ken Lux
  • Charles Lyford IV
  • Laurie Lyford
  • Jesus Manteca
  • Guadalupe Manteca
  • Carl Marbach
  • Robert Marmon
  • James Martin
  • Victoria Mason
  • Peter Mathisen
  • John McCann
  • John McGowan
  • George McMillin
  • Rory McMinn
  • Kenneth Mead
  • Chris Meloni
  • Robert Miller
  • Michael Miller
  • Joseph Monaghan
  • Joseph Moran
  • John Mullins
  • Verne Murray III
  • Jon Neary
  • Peter Norton
  • William Oliver
  • Michael Overholzer
  • Tom Owens
  • Jonathan Palmer
  • Vincent Panvini Jr.
  • John Parish 
  • Preston Parish
  • Charles Parish
  • John Parker
  • Susan Parson
  • John Paul
  • Sue Paul
  • Charleen Pelizzari-Murray
  • Antonio Pelletier
  • Jeff Perich
  • Jay Petkov
  • Jeffrey Poplin
  • Robert Poston
  • George Powell
  • Christopher Quincannon
  • Craig Raabe
  • Matthew Reedy
  • Thomas Rege
  • John Richardson
  • Rolf Ringgold
  • John Rogers
  • Richard Rogers
  • Ron Rose
  • Herbert Rosenthal
  • David Roth
  • Jose Sanchez
  • Donald Scattergood
  • Gary Schaffer
  • John Schrock
  • Jack Schulte
  • Robert Shackelford Jr.
  • Neil Sherman
  • Ronald Short
  • Jeffrey Siegal
  • Old Bob Siegfried
  • Thelma Jean Siegfried
  • Alicia Sikes
  • Paul Simpson
  • Kirby Smith III
  • William Spencer
  • Wendell Sproul
  • Thomas Stadler
  • M. Stanton-Hicks
  • Mary Stead
  • William Stiles
  • Shepard Stone
  • James Styring
  • Michael Swain
  • Robyne Teslich
  • Trevor Thies
  • Robert Thompson
  • Darron Thompson
  • Landon Thorne
  • William Tillman Sr.
  • Eric Torgerson
  • Patrick Tracy
  • A. Travnicek
  • Ivan Truyaert Jr.
  • Pete Turecek
  • Kenneth Uhlmann
  • J. Uhrig
  • Joseph Usibelli
  • James Van Hook
  • Craig Van Matre
  • Louis Vandermolen
  • Antenor Velazco
  • Kathy Velazco
  • Karl Voigt
  • Aulden von Baden
  • Gregory Walker
  • Matthew Wallace
  • James Ward
  • Laura Watson Krieble
  • Larry Webb
  • Fredrick Wegis
  • Claus Weisemann
  • Jeffrey Werner
  • Ben Wilke
  • David Williams
  • Jeff Williams
  • James Williams
  • Dan Wilson
  • Michael Winer
  • James Winner
  • Lloyd Wofford
  • Adrian Wood
  • Stuart Woods
  • Brad Zaro  

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Hat in the Ring Society Events

AOPA President Mark Baker presents to Hat in the Ring Society members at the Chino Fly-In.

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AOPA President Mark Baker speaks to Hat in the Ring Society members at the Chino Fly-In.

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