Keeping Pilots Safe.
Safeguarding the future of GA.
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-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.
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.
Ken 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.
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