The Lindbergh Foundation and Lycoming Engines have established a grant program for people whose research projects “will advance aviation technology and balance it with the care and protection of our environment,” the two organizations announced during AirVenture 2006.
Lindbergh Grants are made in amounts up to $10,580 – the cost of building the “Spirit of St. Louis” in 1927, said Erik Lindbergh, a grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, whom the foundation commemorates.
The first Lindbergh-Lycoming Grant was awarded to Lesley A. Weitz, a Texas A & M University doctoral candidate. Her project concerns reduction of noise and fuel burn through continuous descent approaches at busy airports. Results of her study will be published and shared with NASA’s Langley Research Center for integration with other air traffic management research.
The foundation is accepting applications for Lindbergh-Lycoming grants, open to anyone conducting aviation or aerospace research balancing technological advancement with environmental preservation. The grants may not be used for tuition. Deadline for applications is Nov. 1, Lindbergh said.
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