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
The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.
New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.
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