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Lightspeed Announces 2013 Pilot's Choice Award Finalists


April 11, 2013 - The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced 15 aviation charities as finalists for this year's Pilot's Choice Awards at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Lightspeed has partnered with the pilot community for four years to identify worthy causes and provide financial support, with more than $300,000 in awards.

Award finalists are: Air Race Classic, Angel Flight East, Angel Flight Southeast, Angel Flight West, Civil Air Patrol, International Aerobatic Club, JAARS, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Missionary Flights and Services, New Tribes Mission, Ninety-Nines, Pilots N Paws, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Whirly Girls Scholarship Fund and Youth Aviation Adventure.

Ten of these organizations, as chosen by the aviation community, will receive grants ranging from $2,000-$10,000 each. This year the Pilot's Choice Awards will have two divisions - organizations that have received two or more past grants will compete with in a Senior Finalist Division. The remaining finalists will compete exclusively with each other. This new format will create more opportunities for smaller or emerging organizations to receive Pilot's Choice grants.

Find out more information and vote for the 2013 Pilot's Choice Awards at the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation website.


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