April 3, 2014 - The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced 15 charities that will benefit from grants to be awarded through its Pilot's Choice Awards Program.
The charities, selected from hundreds of nominees, include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Agape Flights, Angel Flight West, the Civil Air Patrol, the Flying Doctors, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Missionary Flights International, New Tribes Mission, The Ninety-Nines, Patient AirLift Services, Pilots N Paws, Sun 'n Fun, Think Global Flight, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum, and Whirly Girls International.
Everyone is invited to support these organizations by voting in the Pilot's Choice Awards
. Finalists will receive awards, depending on their final vote ranking, up to $10,000. Vote ranking will be published regularly on the Foundation's Facebook page
with the final award announcement coming in November 2014.
The Foundation is launching its fifth year of partnering with the pilot community to identify and support worthy aviation causes.
"The Pilot's Choice Awards promotes engagement and awareness for our finalists to pilots and their constituents affected by general aviation." says Allan Schrader, Lightspeed Aviation president. "By encouraging outreach by our finalists, we have witnessed hundreds of thousands of lives touched through aviation. We're excited about the impact each of these organizations are having in their areas of service."