November 11, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The Wolf Aviation Fund is accepting proposals for its next round of grants through Dec. 15. Since 1992 the fund has awarded special grants for efforts supporting and promoting general aviation.
Applications must meet criteria in seven major program areas that include developing public policy and airports; networking and mutual support; development and alternative resources; communications, media, and community relations; GA technology, safety, and noise; improving public understanding and perception; and aviation and space education.
The fund has made more than 330 awards. Past winners include an online safety course for volunteer pilots and their organizations produced by the AOPA Foundation's Air Safety Institute; Amy Laboda and Laura Ying Gao's "Women to Women" program helping Chinese and U.S. women in aviation meet and build a women's aviation effort in China; an aviation careers classroom designed by Catavia Kids for the Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum; and a seed grant to develop the Whispertrack aviation noise abatement procedure database and program.
Applicants and program supporters are encouraged to visit the Wolf Aviation Fund’s website, where they can read about the fund's grant program, see a listing of other recent awards, and learn about resources available for those who are doing great work in GA.
Safety and Education
Members of the Mohawk Flying Club have access to upgraded aircraft and low flying costs.
The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.
According to the most recent Joseph T. Nall Report, in 2010 there were 43 accidents involving weather, and 28 of them were fatal. In fact, weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents.
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