Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides funding for projects that “promote and support general aviation,” including aviation education, public service work, airport outreach and research. Deadline for this year’s proposals is Nov. 15.
Projects must fit into the foundation’s seven major program areas, which are: developing public policy and airports; networking and mutual support; development and alternative resources; communications, media, and community relations; general aviation technology, safety, and noise; outreach — improving public understanding and perception; and aviation and space education.
Last year, the fund supported 37 projects, including providing seed money for a film on the life of famed aviatrix Pancho Barnes, a collegiate study regarding the economic effects of new aviation technologies, a media project for the volunteer pilot organization Los Medicos Voladores, a special training simulator devoted to improving crosswind landing techniques, an airport association campaign championing a new airport, an educational program teaching the art of lighter than air flight, a sport pilot guide produced by the National Association of Flight Instructors, safety seminars for African bush pilots flying charity missions, and an aeromedical safety training program for rural Alaska.
Other projects supported regional and national aviation education programs, celebrated the accomplishments of those who fly to help others, supported programs in museums, and provided improved web resources for organizations.