e-volvo wins Lindbergh prize

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During AERO-Friedrichshafen, the giant general aviation show in Germany, Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, revealed that the AERO 2012 winner of the Lindbergh Prize is the e-volo Volocopter VC1, a completely novel vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system.

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Lindbergh Foundation to present awards Thursday

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The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation will present the Lindbergh Award and the Lindbergh Spirit Award at a celebration at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Thursday.

Legendary inventor Forrest Bird will receive the 2012 Lindbergh Award and Florida businessman-philanthropist James C. Ray has been named recipient of the Spirit Award.

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Lindbergh Foundation reveals 2012 awardees

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The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation announced the recipients of two prominent awards, which will be presented at a celebration at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, on March 29, during the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In. Legendary inventor Forrest Bird has been selected to receive the 2012 Lindbergh Award and businessman-philanthropist James C. Ray has been named recipient of the Spirit Award.

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Lindbergh film premieres at Sun ‘n Fun

Patty Wagstaff prepares for a flight with one of the KWS pilots.
Patty Wagstaff prepares for a flight with one of the KWS pilots.

Patty Wagstaff prepares for a flight with one of the KWS pilots.

They are risky missions with an important purpose.

The game wardens who fly for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) routinely fly low and slow in airplanes over the parks of Kenya to protect their endangered inhabitants from the threat of poachers and human encroachment. The flying is demanding and the caliber of training required to do it safely is scarce in that part of the world.

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