August Busch, Phil Boyer, and Steve Busch
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation has taken on extra fuel, so to speak, through a $100,000 challenge grant from the Busch family of Anheuser-Busch Companies. The challenge is designed to raise $300,000. These funds will be used to expand outreach of general aviation safety education for all pilots.
Here's how it works: For every dollar donated to the Busch Challenge, the August A. Busch III Trust will give 50 cents, up to $100,000.
"The AOPA Air Safety Foundation has developed some of the best safety education materials in GA. This grant will allow us to better communicate these dynamic resources to more and more pilots," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "AOPA members can help the foundation meet the challenge set forth by the August A. Busch III Trust, and the skies will definitely be safer for all of us."
The Busches are avid aviators and businessmen who understand the importance of educating pilots - one of the pillars of AOPA's mission and a major factor behind the creation of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. The family decided that one way they can support that mission is to enhance the effectiveness of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.
Boyer, who has bonded with the Busch family through their passion for GA, launched the challenge with August A. Busch III, chairman of the board of Anheuser-Busch Companies, and Steven A. Busch, executive assistant to the chairman. The father-son team is certified to fly everything from taildraggers to helicopters to jets, and even August A. Busch IV, president of the company, is a pilot.
Help increase GA safety; donate to the Busch Challenge.
October 16, 2006