Nominations will be open until Jan. 31, 2015, for the Endeavor Awards, bestowed to honor the service of individual pilots who participate in public benefit flying.
The 2015 award presentation, scheduled for May 30, 2015, will mark the second annual round of recognition by the Angel Flight West organization of the volunteer pilots and humanitarian organization "that arrange their gifts of flight in service to individuals and communities everywhere," Angel Flight West said in a news release.
"Each year, the Endeavor Awards are the centerpiece of a national campaign to raise awareness of what aviation makes possible through the generosity of volunteer pilots donating flights to provide access to health care, save lives, assist Veterans, rescue animals, map environmental data, assist in disaster relief and contribute to the public good in many ways," it said.
Nominations may be made through an online nomination form on the Endeavor Awards website and must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time on Jan. 31.
Angel Flight West is a volunteer pilot organization that serves 13 western states, and flies approximately 4,000 humanitarian flights annually. It established the awards in recognition of a need to establish "a national platform to increase understanding about the use of aviation for humanitarian purposes, to honor and recruit volunteer pilots and to raise and distribute resources to the organizations supporting and coordinating these donated flights for many purposes across the country and around the world."
Last May, AOPA reported on the 2014 award ceremony at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Master of ceremonies Sean D. Tucker presented awards to Jeff Hendricks, Veteran’s Airlift Command/Angel Flight West; Joe DeMarco Sr., Wings Flights of Hope; and Joe Howley, Patient Airlift Services.