Lightspeed Invites Votes For Aviation Grants

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Lightspeed Aviation Foundation has announced the 2014 finalists for its 5th annual round of charitable grants, and pilots are invited to visit the foundation's Facebook page to vote for their choice to receive funding. Each of the finalists will receive an award up to $10,000, with the final amounts determined by the Facebook votes cast. Voting is open until midnight Oct. 31. This year's finalists are: Academy of Model Aeronautics, Agape Flights, Angel Flight West, the Civil Air Patrol, the Flying Doctors, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Missionary Flights International, New Tribes Mission, The Ninety-Nines, Patient AirLift Services, Pilots N Paws, Sun 'n Fun, ThinkGlobal Flight, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum, and Whirly Girls International.

"The Pilot's Choice Awards promotes engagement and awareness for our finalists to pilots and their constituents affected by general aviation," said Allan Schrader, president of Lightspeed Aviation. "By encouraging outreach by our finalists, we have witnessed hundreds of thousands of lives touched through aviation. We're excited about the impact each of these organizations are having in their areas of service." Last year's grants totaled $60,000.