Lightspeed Aviation Foundation to Announce Grant Recipients of the 2014 Pilots Choice Awards

Lake Oswego, OR, October 15, 2014 — The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation will announce on Saturday, November 1, 2014, the 2014 Pilots Choice Award winning aviation charities as chosen through online voting by the aviation community. Since March, fifteen worthy finalists have been reaching out to pilots and constituents to garner their votes as the best organizations for 2014. They hope to share in $50,000 of grants with a top award of $10,000.

The live announcement of the 2014 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards winners is scheduled for noon (PDT) on November 1 in the press area of the main exhibit hall at the FLYING Aviation Expo sponsored by FLYING, in Palm Springs, California. Award finalists and expo visitors are encouraged to attend this exciting, live event to celebrate with the recipients. The pilot community can still vote for their favorite aviation charity online until midnight (PDT) October 31, 2014. The greatest number of votes will determine the 2014 Pilots Choice Grant winners among these fifteen finalists:

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • Agape Flights
  • Angel Flight West
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • The Flying Doctors
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Missionary Flights International
  • New Tribes Mission
  • Ninety-Nines
  • Patient AirLift Services
  • Pilots N Paws
  • SUN ‘n FUN
  • Think Global Flight
  • Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum
  • Whirly-Girls International

"Since its inception, the Pilots Choice voting and awards have introduced us all to dozens of worthy charities and amazing people that are making a significant impact around the world." says Allan Schrader, President of Lightspeed Aviation. “As more and more people are participating to gain awareness for their organizations, the awards are a growth vehicle to advance general aviation and the great things we can do together.”

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation was established in 2010 out of the commitment and passion of the Lightspeed Aviation Corporation to serve the aviation community. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed Aviation has established a reputation for leading product innovation in aviation headsets with a number of "first to market" advances in comfort, quiet, clarity, and pilot-centric functionality. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots.


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