Site Preservation Grants
FarView Flying Tow Site Improvement,
This $4000 grant provides funding for a better facility at a local airport in Stowe, Ohio where hang gliding activities have been conducted for 15 years. Before this project, there was no infrastructure enabling the Ohio Flyer’s Club to permanently store their aerotow tug in a ready-to fly configuration. Space will be provided where tow equipment and gear is well stored for ease of use and helps strengthen the Ohio Flyer's Club flight operations. The grant enables the Club to have an enduring presence to ensure operations for years to come. Total cost of the project is projected to be $27,000 including donated labor and equipment.
Safety and Education Grants:
Tenn. Tree Toppers Team Challenge 2010 (Awarded
9/25/2009, Funded in 2/18/2010)
TTT wanted to bring their Challenge program to other clubs and to pilots
who may have difficulty financing a trip to Tennessee for this week of
learning thru friendly competition.
This grant was to help sponser 5 pilots to the competition in 2010. The
award amount was $700.
The Big Springs Video Shoot Funding (Awarded 08/07/2009)
This grant supported the creation of a National TV Sement aired
10-18-09 on ABC News. It was for $142. The segment included interviews
with Jeff Obrien, Russ Brown, Derrick Turner, David Glover, Davis Straub
talking and promoting Hang Gliding. It focus was about flying in the Flats
of TX for the cross crountry spectacular. The TV Segment can be viewed
John Wayne Airport Display, Orange County CA
This grant for $500 contributed to the creation of an airport exhibit
at the John Wayne, Orange County CA, airport, starting March 17, 2009.
The exhibit included 4 gliders illustrating the four-decade genealogy
of hang glider design, plus dozens of display cases with large color posters.
It was additionally supported by the Crestline Soaring Society of San
Bernardino, CA and Windsports (Joe Greblo) and Rob McKenszie (High Adventure).
The total cost of the project was estimated to be $2000. See: http://www.ocair.com/newsandfacts/newsreleases/2009/NR-2009-03-25.html
2009 Scooter Tow Clinic Funding
This grant for $1500 enabled a 2009 Scooter Tow Clinic to be held at Wallaby Ranch in Florida in April 2009, run by Steve Wendt and co-sponsored by Will Wing. The total cost of the clinic was $3000.
A matching grant of $3000 to the US Paragliding Team for the 2009 Comp, entry fees alone for the competition held in Valle De Brava, Mexico.
A matching grant of $2160.32 to the US Hang Gliding World Team for the 2009 Comp, entry fees alone for the Competion held in Laragne/Chabre, France
2009 InterMountain Paragliding League Funding
A grant of $392 to the InterMountain Paragliding
League was granted to seed the start of this important new flying
group and should help interest a growing group of pilots. Jugdeep Aggarwal
is the lead POC for the League in Santa Cruz CA. It is anticipated that once this league has been setup for this year and enough people will be trained in all aspects of the league for it to become self funding and will not require further support.
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