Lake Oswego, OR, October 9, 2015 — The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation will announce on Friday, October 16, 2015, the top five aviation charities as chosen through online voting to share grants of $2,000 - $10,000. The remaining finalists will each receive a Lightspeed headset.

The live announcement of the 2015 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards winners is scheduled for 10:30am (PDT) on October 16 in the Flying Magazine Lounge of the main exhibit hall at the FLYING Aviation Expo presented by Sheyden, 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 15, 2015. The greatest number of votes will determine the 2015 Pilots Choice Grant winners among these twelve finalists:

  • Angel Flight West
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Experience Aviation
  • Miracle Flights for Kids
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Missionary Flights International
  • NTM Aviation
  • The Ninety-Nines
  • Patient AirLift Services
  • Patriots Jet Team Foundation
  • Pilots N Paws

“Since its inception, the Pilots Choice voting and awards have introduced us all to dozens of worthy charities." says Allan Schrader, President of Lightspeed Aviation, "It is such an honor to support these incredible organizations. It is our prayer that the entire aviation community will bond together and use our gifts to help others.”

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.


Bill Dolan
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