Seven Program Areas:
Our areas of activity are grouped into the broad program areas listed here. In
addition, there is an interrelationship between the program areas (with
associated projects) and the resources the Wolf Aviation Fund will try to
bring to the attention of the general aviation community.
For example, in the Public Policy program area we intend to suggest ideas that might
help individuals and groups work at airports to shape local policy regarding the facility
and the public perception of general aviation. Thus tools such as newsletter tips,
media resource lists, and administration help available in the Resources pages all could
be quite helpful. Then, too, ideas and resources suggested in the Outreach program
area could be equally relevant.
Developing Public Policy and Airports
Elected officials and the general public are often unenlightened about the importance
of airports or the intricacies of the national airspace system. It takes dedicated
and informed general aviation users and groups working at the local level to make changes
where it counts.
Networking and Mutual Support
Talented individuals and worthy groups often work in relative isolation. Learn
how we might work to improve the collaborative process.
Development and Alternative Resources
- Where does one go for help in developing a new idea or in building a group to support
aviation? This program should help those asking this question.
Communications, Media, and Community Relations
- The world is changing rapidly and new tools for internal and external communications
become available almost daily. All our efforts would benefit if we embrace both old
and new ways to tell our stories.
General Aviation Technology, Safety, and Noise
- Sometimes it takes a fortune to bring one good idea to market. But sometimes it
takes only some thought and communications to have a fortune find a worthy concept and
make it real.
Outreach: Improving Public Understanding and
General Aviation sometimes seems out of reach to people - an activity too expensive or
complex for participation. And such misperceptions can cripple efforts to improve
policy. How can we change the way others see us?
Aviation and Space Education
Students in the United States are said to rank low in the industrialized
world in mastering math and science. Good aviation and space education programs
inspire young people to expand their intellectual as well as physical horizons.