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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

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Robert Miller has been a member of the AOPA since 1975. He has been a life member since 2009. He was selected to serve on the first National Airport Support Board, established by Phil Boyer, and actively participated in the outreach to all airport support members. As an owner of a Cirrus SR-22, he has travelled from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States as well as to Alaska. He has been a pilot since 1973. As a strong supporter of AOPA and the AOPA Foundation he has encouraged others to participate and donate to the seminars and programs to make safety a primary concern.

In addition to AOPA, he is an active member with Cirrus Owners Pilots Association, and has attended all Migrations except the first one. On top of to his flying experiences, his occupation is a solo-practicing attorney in Big Spring, Texas, which is located in the western part of the state. He encourages all pilots to participate in the Wings Program and to receive recurrent training every six months.

Thank you to all of our 2014 Hat in the Ring Members!

  • Don Abbott
  • Thomas Abood
  • Ruediger Adolf
  • Robert Agnew
  • Edward Akeyson
  • Andrew Alson
  • Carol Andrews
  • Stephen Antle
  • H. Arts
  • Mikel Atkins
  • Ronald Baade
  • Allan Badrow
  • Donald Baer
  • Bobby Bailey
  • Kyle Bailey
  • Samuel Bailey Jr.
  • David Baines
  • Freddie Baker
  • Paul Bancroft
  • Robert Barnhill III
  • Paul Barringer
  • Kennis Baskin
  • Alan Bass
  • Bruce Berkowitz
  • James Bersig
  • William Blake
  • Allen Boger Jr.
  • Dwight Bowden
  • Robert Brahm
  • Robert Bretscher
  • Will Brewer III
  • Jacob Brombach IV
  • Andrew Brooks
  • Pat Broussard
  • Alton Brown
  • Harold Brown
  • Betty Bucci
  • James Buck
  • William Burdette
  • William Burnette
  • Curtis Burton
  • Steven Busuttil
  • Dr. Robert Byrd
  • Neil Cahoon
  • Zach Caldwell
  • Brian Cameron
  • Lucien Capone
  • Robert Carmean
  • John Carr
  • Adam Carroll
  • James Cash
  • Louise Cather
  • Raymond Chester
  • Julie Clark
  • Scott Coatsworth
  • John Colman
  • Dr. Lawrence Colvin
  • Carl Conti
  • Thomas Cordingley
  • Mario Corti
  • Dave Coulier
  • L Thomas Cox
  • John Cummings
  • Stewart Dall Jr.
  • Eric Davis
  • Joseph Davis
  • Laura Del Favero
  • Emidio Delconte
  • Felix Denmon
  • David Denton
  • Doc D'Errico
  • Donald Deubler Sr.
  • Paul Diette
  • Richard Doleshek
  • Matt Domenici
  • Andrew Dougherty
  • William Dubois
  • Tony Dubose
  • Marc Dulude
  • Michael Dunleavy
  • Dr. Calvin Early
  • Dean Edmonds Jr.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Epstein
  • Arthur Fairley
  • Robert Farris
  • Ray Fiechter
  • David Fields
  • Dennis Firestone
  • Dana Fisher Jr.
  • George Fonseca
  • Harrison Ford
  • Daniel Fordice III
  • William Frantz
  • John Frazer Jr.
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Walter Fricke
  • F. Fuhrman
  • John Gabriele
  • Gerald Gaige
  • John Gaither Jr.
  • Christopher Galloway
  • Chris Galusha
  • James Gibertoni
  • Stephen Goebel
  • Kirby Gonyer
  • James Gorman
  • Michael Goulian
  • Mike Gourley
  • George Gratton
  • Frederick Greene
  • Dustin Gross
  • Gary Gross
  • P. Haggerty Jr.
  • Robert Hamilton
  • Richard Hansen Jr.
  • James Harker
  • Meghan Harker
  • Phillip Harper
  • James Harrill
  • Granger Haugh
  • David Haushalter
  • D. Hawkins
  • Derek Hawkins
  • James Hefelfinger
  • Erik Heggland
  • Marshall Herington
  • Tina Herington
  • David Herrell II
  • John Hodgkins III
  • Karl Hoffman
  • Robert Horner
  • Joseph Horton
  • Glenn Hudson
  • Richard Jacobs
  • David James
  • Howard Johnson
  • John Jorgensen Sr.
  • Karen Kahn
  • Alan Kane
  • Steven Kaplan
  • Charles Karlin
  • Dr. Bruce Kaufman
  • Dr. Neil Kaye
  • Dr. Gary Kearney
  • Aaron Kehoe
  • Denise Kenna
  • Todd Kimmes
  • David Kleine
  • Florence Kleine
  • Frank Klimas
  • Stephen Kline
  • Charles Krasne
  • Morrie Krasner
  • Jeffrey Kratz
  • Arthur Kudner III
  • John Kuetemeyer
  • Chris Kuhlman
  • John LaBonte
  • Patrick Larreategui
  • Robert Larson
  • James Lawrence Sr.
  • John Lehman
  • Mark Leise
  • Richard Lemon
  • Michael Lepore
  • Woody Lesikar
  • Joseph Leverone Jr.
  • Paul Lilly
  • Richard Lindstrom
  • Dr. Herbert Louis
  • Walter Mac Kinlay
  • Katherine Macario
  • Jason Madewell
  • Roger Maki
  • Shanon Maki
  • Bob Mames
  • Roland Mansfield
  • John Mantione
  • Louis Manzi
  • James Martin
  • Peter Mathisen
  • Sara Maurer
  • John Mayes
  • Noel Mc Donald
  • James Mc Grath
  • Steve McKibbon
  • Rory Mcminn
  • Jon McMurtrie
  • Kenneth Mead
  • Chris Meloni
  • Marc Miller
  • Robert Miller
  • Robert Mittelstaedt
  • Dr. John Moorehouse
  • James Morgan
  • Kenneth Morris
  • Richard Morrison
  • John Mullins
  • Patrick Newton
  • James Noble Jr.
  • Dr. Steven Olson
  • Christine Ossowski
  • Gerald Ossowski
  • Michael Overholzer
  • Jonathan Palmer
  • Vincent Panvini Jr.
  • Preston Parish
  • Susan Parson
  • Lee Partyka
  • Mark Patterson
  • Stephen Pearl
  • Antonio Pelletier
  • Jeff Perich
  • Jay Petkov
  • Michael Pfleger
  • Wayne Phillips
  • David Porter
  • George Powell
  • James Pratt
  • Mary Price
  • Len Quiat
  • Craig Raabe
  • Michael Raney
  • Matthew Reedy
  • Klaus Rexroth
  • Robert Reyling
  • Bruce Roberts
  • Donald Robinson
  • Gordon Rock
  • John Rogers
  • Richard Rogers
  • Timothy Rogers
  • Warren Rose
  • Dr. Joel Rosenlicht
  • Herbert Rosenthal
  • Steven Rowe
  • Mark Ruston
  • Robert Ryker
  • Donald Scattergood
  • John Schevers
  • Charles Schnatter
  • Michael Schrage
  • Clint Schuler
  • Jack Schulte
  • Hans Schwarz
  • Ben Sclair
  • John Seeler
  • Robert Shackelford Jr.
  • Kenneth Shores
  • Ronald Short
  • Robert Showalter
  • Robert Siedle
  • Jeffrey Siegal
  • Old Bob Siegfried
  • Thelma Jean Siegfried
  • Alicia Sikes
  • Thomas Simms
  • Paul Simpson
  • Paul Skoglund
  • Fred Slater
  • Richard Sloan
  • David Smarro
  • Kim Smith
  • Richard Smith
  • Jochen Spengler
  • Billie Sposeto
  • Dr. M. Stanton-Hicks
  • Mark Stapleton
  • Roland Stewart III
  • Bill Stiles
  • Shepard Stone
  • Dr. Jeffrey Storey
  • Eric Stroud
  • William Stuehr
  • James Styring
  • Michael Swain
  • Steven Thompson
  • Brian Thomson
  • Jack Threadgill
  • Col. William Tillman Sr.
  • Jeanne Timmons
  • William Totty
  • Charles Towles
  • A. Travnicek
  • Ivan Truyaert Jr.
  • John Tye
  • Kenneth Uhlmann
  • Dr. James Van Hook
  • Brian Vatthauer
  • Paul Vesely
  • Dr. Victor Vogel
  • Chris VonGoetz
  • Eric Walden
  • Gregory Walker
  • Jamie Wallace
  • Matthew Wallace
  • Charles Wallasch
  • Debra Warren
  • Robert Warren
  • Louis Waters Jr.
  • Claus Weisemann
  • John Weiser
  • Edward Wiese
  • Stephen Wilcoxson
  • Alexander Williams
  • James Winner
  • Todd Winter
  • Adrian Wood
  • Alvin Wood
  • Dorothy Wood
  • Stuart Woods
  • Jim Wooldridge
  • Glenn Woolsey
  • Stephen Zimmer
  • Guillermo Zuloga

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