Hoosier to be Named 'Living Legend of Aviation'

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Popovich will be inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation next January. Popovich will be inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation next January.
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The president of Valparaiso-based Sage-Popovich Inc. has been nominated to become a "Living Legend of Aviation." Nick Popovich will receive the honor at an awards ceremony in California next year.

Popovich received the nomination at last month's Living Legends of Aviation ceremony. He was nominated by National Aviation Hall of Fame members Bob Hoover and Sean Tucker.

"I am extremely humbled by this nomination, and I have been greatly influenced throughout my life by many of the current and past members, especially Bob Hoover and Sean Tucker. I really appreciate this," said Popovich.

Popovich runs the longest-running aviation repossession company in the world. SPI also deals in aviation development and appraisal. In 2010, Popovich created and starred in the Discovery Channel series "Airplane Repo."

The Living Legends of Aviation meet annually to recognize and honor individuals who have made "significant contributions in aviation." Popovich will join other legendary pilots and celebrities including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Travolta and Harrison Ford.

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