"We have seen how the problems of our economy have negatively affected aviation," says Murrow. "It has also made it especially hard for those with small or startup projects to find the financial support they need. This can be very discouraging.
"We welcome Barry's acting as our champion, encouraging those who have enjoyed being able to fly or who have been successful in aviation to contribute directly to the hundreds of folks and groups we have supported, and to our Fund so we can support even more. Our goal is to make their dreams come true."
To learn more, we encourage everyone to visit the Wolf Aviation Fund website at www.wolf-aviation.org.
From Wikipedia: Barry Schiff is a pilot and author of more than 1,600 articles published in 90 aviation magazines, notably AOPA Pilot of which he is a contributing editor. Schiff holds 10 journalism awards from the Aviation/Space Writers Association and four special awards from the FAA. He is also a member of the Aviation Speakers Bureau.
Additional information about Captain Barry Schiff and his career can be obtained on his website at: http://www.barryschiff.com/schiff_info.htm
The Wolf Aviation Fund is a 501 C 3 nonprofit foundation which was created thanks to Alfred "Abby" and Constance "Connie" Wolf, who left their estate for the purpose. Connie was a world record setting gas balloonist and Abby was a prominent Philadelphia attorney and one of the five founders of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
The group's Mission Statement says "The Foundation shall promote and support the advancement of personal air transportation by seeking and funding the most promising individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general aviation; by increasing the public's knowledge of aviation through publications, seminars, and other information media; by informing the aviation and scientific community of the existence and purpose of the Fund; and by soliciting and receiving feedback concerning Foundation-supported projects."