Lakeland, Florida – Thursday, April 23, 2015 – Today, from the Nikon Media Center at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the names of 12 charities, selected from hundreds of nominees, as the finalists to participate in the 6th Annual Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards grant program.
The selected charities are as follows: Angel Flight West, Civil Air Patrol, Experience Aviation, JAARS, Miracle Flights for Kids, Missionary Flights International, Mission Aviation Foundation, New Tribes Mission Aviation, The Ninety-Nines, Patient AirLift Services, Patriots Jet Team Foundation, and Pilots N Paws.
Everyone is invited to support these organizations by voting in the Pilots Choice Awards online at www.lightspeedaviationfoundation.org . Finalists will receive awards up to $10,000, depending on their final vote ranking. Vote ranking will be published regularly on the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Facebook page with the final award announcement coming October 16, 2015 from The Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs, California.
“By encouraging outreach through our finalists, we have witnessed hundreds of thousands of lives touched through aviation,” says Allan Schrader, Lightspeed Aviation President. We’re excited about the impact each of these organizations are having in their areas of service. Together we will build a better future through aviation.”
About Lightspeed Aviation
Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has established a reputation for leading innovation in aviation headsets with a number of first to market advances, including Bluetooth® integration, Auto Shutoff™, and, with Zulu PFX, Streaming Quiet™ ANR. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots.
Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth and compassion-related causes in the aviation community.
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