Harrison Ford To Chair 2010 Special Olympics Airlift

Business Jet Traveler » December 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 4:00am

Pilot and actor Harrison Ford has been named honorary chairman of Cessna Aircraft's 2010 Special Olympics Airlift. "It is an opportunity for Cessna to demonstrate [its] community-minded approach, and an opportunity for all of us in aviation to do something positive," said Ford. Cessna is seeking volunteers to transport some 2,000 athletes to the next Special Olympics, which will be held July 17-24, 2010, in Lincoln, Neb. The manufacturer hopes to secure at least 325 Citations in support of the effort.

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