News Release 0610A
Promoting and Supporting General Aviation and the Public's Understanding of it


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November 15 Deadline Approaches for Wolf Aviation Fund Grant Proposals

Last year's grant program supported many projects on aviation education, public service work, outreach activities, and aviation research.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 5, 2006  

Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides funding for projects that "promote and support general aviation" and fit into the foundation's seven major program areas. Last year the Fund received one hundred and thirty proposals and was able to provide assistance for forty-five of them.

Most of the proposals received partial support, because so many were excellent and it was believed that by providing partial funding as challenge grants the recipients then could use the honor and recognition of a Wolf Aviation Fund grant to approach others and seek additional funding.

The Foundation is working to increase the funding available for projects since there were many good ideas that were not able to be funded. If you or your group would like to contribute to this effort please send a message to

The following are just a few of the 2005 program projects receiving Wolf Aviation Fund support:

A cable TV program for the Dish network to increase awareness of general aviation; a small project to add numerous general aviation airports to the database of available airports for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator; a project to demonstrate effective signage for buildings and roads at the smaller general aviation airports, to help both visitors and emergency services personnel; special support for the Build a Plane program; additional safety seminars sponsored by the United States Pilots Association; support for the nation's first Leadership Conference on Aviation and Space Education in Washington D.C.; support for "Pilot Share the Ride," a web based aviation rideshare program; development of a publishable guide to enhance economic development of general aviation airports and their communities; research by the Recreational Aviation Foundation on state and federal laws that can protect remote airstrips; and numerous other projects promoting general aviation, educating the public, enhancing safety, and benefiting our communities.

Log on to now and read about the Fund's grant program and also discover the rich world of resources available for those who are doing great work in general aviation!

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