Pilots are being asked to cast their votes for their choice among 20 aviation-related charities that will benefit from grants from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation.
This is the second year for the foundation. Last year, it awarded more than $100,000.
2011 Charities selected are: Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight East, Angel Flight Soars, Angel Flight Southeast/MercyFlight Southeast, Angel Flight West, AOPA Foundation, Aviation Exploring, Civil Air Patrol, Commemorative Air Force, EAA Chapter 44, Experience Aviation, Helicopter Foundation International, JAARS, Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, Wings of Hope, Women in Aviation Int’l, and Youth Aviation Adventure.
Pilots can vote online at LightspeedAviationFoundation.org. The top five charities, as chosen by the pilot community, will each receive a check for $10,000. Gift recipients will be announced via webcast on AOPA Live at the Pilot’s Choice Awards during the AOPA Summit in September.
Lightspeed Aviation customers who have purchased a Zulu or Sierra headset since March 21, 2011, can also designate a portion of their purchase to one of the nominated charities by registering their products online. Designated gifts will be distributed to the finalists in January.