Steve Wood and "GOOFY" (N- 600FY, get it?) stop at AOPA headquarters during a flight to the four corners of the lower 48, promoting a new charity offering flight training to the disabled.
Steve Wood, AOPA 1279482, a British citizen who lives and flies in the United States, is on the last leg of a 'round-the-country flight to raise awareness for an organization that helps people with disabilities discover the joy of flight. He and his GlaStar aircraft, N600FY (nicknamed "GOOFY") stopped at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday.
Wood is promoting a new U.S. arm of Flying Scholarships for the Disabled, a British charity established more than 20 years ago that has helped more than 200 Britons receive flight training. The scholarships pay for ground instruction and 40 hours of flight instruction.
Wood is working with other U.S. sponsors who are in the process of establishing a similar charity in this country.
King Hussein of Jordan, an avid pilot, was patron for the British scholarships. His widow, Queen Noor - daughter of one-time AOPA Air Safety Foundation Board of Visitors Chairman Najeeb Halaby - continues in that role.
July 26, 2005