We are proud to be honored by the Wings Club, whose 70+ years of achievement traces an historic path for modern aviation and air travel, and captures the spirit of service with so many of its members who have served our country over the years
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
The Wings Club, the world’s premier aviation club, honored Veterans Advantage today for its commitment to recognize and thank America’s active duty, veterans and their families with important private-sector benefits.
“We are proud to be honored by the Wings Club, whose 70+ years of achievement traces an historic path for modern aviation and air travel, and captures the spirit of service with so many of its members who have served our country over the years,” said Veterans Advantage Founder and Chief Executive H. Scott Higgins, a Vietnam Veteran.
Wings Club President Bruce Whitman, an Air Force Veteran and President and CEO of FlightSafety International, presented the award to Scott Higgins on behalf of Veterans Advantage in a special ceremony at the Yale Club in New York City. He hailed “Veterans Advantage’s commitment to partner with patriotic companies who offer preferred pricing on their goods and services as a thank you for service to our country.” In his remarks, Whitman acknowledged United Airlines, a Wings Club Member Company, and United’s pre-merger partner Continental Airlines for its contributions in honoring America’s servicemen and women and their families with exclusive savings on its flights through Veterans Advantage. Executives from United Airlines also attended the event.
“Veterans Advantage reflects the military experience of Scott Higgins and his fellow Vietnam veterans. They believe as we do that those who serve the country should be properly honored and thanked for their service,” said Whitman. “They are delivering on a vision which pre-dates 9/11, and today we recognize their contributions and commitment to honor all who serve this great country with real and tangible benefits,” he added. Whitman also recognized Medal of Honor Recipient Paul Bucha, and media executive Gerry Byrne, who serve on the Advisory Board of Veterans Advantage.
About The Wings Club
The Wings Club, founded in 1942, is often referred to as “The Premier International Aviation Club” and is dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of aviation. Led by The Wings Club’s first President, Army Test Pilot and Race Car legend Caleb S. Bragg, along with prominent civil and military aviation leaders - including World War I Flying Ace and Medal of Honor Recipient Eddie Rickenbacker, the Wings Club continues to play an important role in aviation for its 1,200 members worldwide. The Club provides a meeting place for industry leaders, aviation professionals and enthusiasts to come together, to discuss relevant topics and issues of the day, and ultimately to promote the advancement of aeronautics.
In addition to member events, The Wings Club provides humanitarian outreach through support of aviation related charities. The Club also supports aviation scholarships, through The Wings Club Scholarship Fund donations.
About Veterans Advantage
Veterans Advantage, established over a decade ago by a group of highly decorated U.S. Military Veterans, is the nation’s leading card benefits program dedicated to “Giving Back to All Who Serve.” The program’s mission is to deliver respect, recognition, and rewards for U.S. Active Duty, Military Veterans, Retired Military, Active and Retired National Guard & Reservists, and their family members, who have served in all branches and periods of service with a benefits package that includes a personalized ID card to access savings and printed Benefits Directory. The program provides free bonus offers and exclusive savings offers as a thank you for service to the country from top patriotic companies, including United Airlines, Amtrak, Greyhound, Ford, Verizon Wireless, CVS/pharmacy, Apple, Dell Computer, Foot Locker, Target.com, Choice Hotels, PGA TOUR, Avis/Budget Group and Dollar/Thrifty, among others. Veterans Advantage’s “Free Bonus with Membership” includes $55,000 of Travel & Accident Insurance Coverage, Travel Planning and VIP Concierge Services from Chartis, and a personal financial planning and advice hotline package. To learn more go to http://www.veteransadvantage.com.
Wings Club Contact:
The Wings Club
Main telephone: 212-867-1770
Main email: wingsclub(at)aol(dot)com
Direct email: tom(at)wingsclub(dot)org