General Aviation Giving Guide

Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 has been an exceptional year for AirMart. We’re celebrating 40 years in aircraft sales and have made the long-awaited move to our new offices on the field at Lexington Bluegrass Airport. In this season of giving and gratitude, we can certainly say that we have been blessed.  Our desire this holiday is to demonstrate our thanks by giving back to the aviation community we serve.  For the next week, we will be showcasing six aviation non-profit organizations. Each has been handpicked by our AirMart employees. Each is in some way supported by our company.  Please take a few minutes to follow their stories as we feature them and consider donating or volunteering where you feel led.  All donations are tax-deductible and would make a great gift in the name of the aviation enthusiast in your life who seems to have everything.

A summary of our chosen organizations is listed below. Stay tuned as we spotlight each group individually from now until Christmas.

We hope you will be inspired and encouraged.

Pilots N Paws is an online volunteer organization where general aviation pilots can connect with rescue volunteers to transport animals in need to safe havens.  From cross state trips to international missions to assist soldiers overseas to bring adopted dogs home, Pilots N’ Paws works to help any animal in need of transport.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a non-profit faith-based organization that uses airplanes and technology to share the Gospel and make life better for people in isolated parts of the world. With a fleet of 57 airplanes, MAF supports the work of some 600 church, mission, medical, and relief organizations working in remote parts of Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America.

The Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the 99s is a chartered chapter of The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots. The major goals of our chapter are to support and encourage all women aviation enthusiasts on a personal level, to promote aviation education, to support general aviation, to learn from each other, and to have fun flying.

For 60 years, JAARS has been providing practical, day-to-day support that makes Bible translation possible—even in the most remote communities on earth. We focus on five areas: Aviation, Land Transportation, Water Transportation, Information Technology, and Media.

EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft.  They are dedicated to bringing general aviation to the public and to young people.

Trinity Aviation Academy exists specifically to provide the flight and aircraft mechanic training unique to missionary pilots. Our purpose is to help mold students in their God-given giftedness and talents through prayer, knowledge of God’s word, training, guidance, and encouragement to become missionaries as God’s instruments serving as pilot/mechanics.