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Harrison Ford to Join Senate General Aviation Caucus Meeting

Tuesday, October 18, 2:30 p.m. - SVC-209

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford will join a meeting tomorrow of the Senate General Aviation Caucus hosted by caucus co-chairs U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D - Alaska) and Mike Johanns (R - Neb.) to discuss the importance of America's General Aviation industry.

There are over 650,000 General Aviation pilots in all 50 states and the industry helps produce over 1.3 million jobs and $150 billion to the economy annually. Harrison Ford will be sharing his flight experiences with Senators and discussing the need to support and promote the General Aviation in America.

Senate General Aviation Caucus Meeting:

Capitol Visitor Center - Room SVC-209
2: 30 p.m. - Opening Remarks Are Open Press
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Opening remarks from Sens. Begich & Johanns and Harrison Ford are open press. The meeting is closed press and media will be escorted out following opening remarks.

Please RSVP here

Participants:
Sen. Mark Begich
Sen. Mike Johanns
Actor & Pilot Harrison Ford
Senate General Aviation Caucus Members

Media are allowed to arrive early and stake out the room for reactions.

With his enthusiasm for flying and being an avid General Aviation pilot, Harrison Ford served as Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Program (2004-2009) teaching children about flying.  He has flown several hundred children in his De Havilland Beaver plane.  Ford has flown numerous humanitarian missions and in January 2009, he was honored with a Living Legends of Aviation Legacy Award for his commitment to aviation. Harrison was recently honored with the prestigious 2010 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for his contributions to aviation.

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