Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
Pilots are being encouraged to cast their votes for their choice among the 20 aviation-related charities, selected from hundreds of nominations, that will benefit from grants to be awarded this year. The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is in its second year of partnering with the pilot community to identify worthy causes, giving pilots a voice in who they will support to make a lasting difference. The Foundation awarded more than $100,000 last year.
2011 Charities selected are: Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight East, Angel Flight Soars, Angel Flight Southeast/MercyFlight Southeast, Angel Flight West, AOPA Foundation, Aviation Exploring, Civil Air Patrol, Commemorative Air Force, EAA Chapter 44, Experience Aviation, Helicopter Foundation International, JAARS, Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, Wings of Hope, Women in Aviation Int’l, and Youth Aviation Adventure.
All pilots can vote online at http://www.LightspeedAviationFoundation.org The top five charities, as chosen by the pilot community, will each receive a check for $10,000. Gift recipients will be announced via webcast on AOPA Live at the Pilot’s Choice Awards during the AOPA Summit in September.
Lightspeed Aviation customers who have purchased a Zulu or Sierra headset since March 21, 2011 can also designate a portion of their purchase to one of the nominated charities by registering their products online at http://www.LightspeedAviation.com Designated gifts will be distributed to the finalists in January, 2012.
Nominations and applications to be a 2012 foundation finalist are slated to open this September.
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