Lightspeed Aviation Provides $100,000 To Aviation Related Charities


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Lightspeed Aviation Provides $100,000 To Aviation Related Charities

By Shane Nolan

January 30, 2011 - Twenty aviation-related charities are the beneficiaries of over $100,000 in grants awarded by Lightspeed Aviation Foundation for 2010. Midnight, February 11th is the deadline for existing or new aviation charities that may want to apply to be beneficiaries of the 2011 season.  

Founded in 1996 by a group of former Tektronix executives, Lightspeed Aviation was launched with a simple mission - to design and build the quietest, most comfortable aviation headsets in the world for the professional or general aviation pilot. The result is a line of high-performance products that has dominated the ANR (Active Noise Reduction) headset market ever since.  

In April 2010, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation submitted twenty award finalists to the aviation community. Pilots then selected their favorites among these charities by voting online or designating a portion of new Lightspeed Aviation headset purchases.

In November, $50,000 was shared at the AOPA Summit Pilot Choice Awards between the five finalists with the highest number of online votes. This week, additional gifting in excess of $50,000 was distributed among all twenty charities based on the amount designated by new Lightspeed Aviation customers at the time they registered their product. 

?What?s particularly unique about the foundation is that we do not ask or accept financial gifts to fund the foundation,? according to Allan Schrader, Founder and President of Lightspeed Aviation. ?Perhaps best of all, it is the pilots who choose where the money goes.?  

The 2010 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation recipients included; Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight East, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Flight? Southeast/Mercy Flight Southeast, Angel Flight West, AOPA Foundation, Brigade Air, Build A Plane, Civil Air Patrol, EAA Young Eagles, Experience Aviation, Helicopter Foundation Int'l, Heritage Flight Foundation, JAARS, Lindbergh Foundation, Mission Aviation Fellowship, NIFA: National Intercollegiate Flying Assoc, Ninety Nines, Veterans Airlift, and  Wings of Hope.

Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon since 1996, Lightspeed Aviation has emerged as the innovation leader in aviation headsets for the professional or general aviation pilot. From comfort, clarity, technological advances to customer support, Lightspeed Aviation and its signature headset Zulu, have become the premium standard.

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