Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Helping Fuel The Next Generation
This generous support from current and new sponsors will be used to 'fuel' the excitement created as the Crew begins their journey from Sun 'N Fun next April, traveling the globe promoting education and inspiring students. The project has generated over $900,000 with a remaining balance of $100,000 to complete the flight. Captain Rice states, "All of the Think Global team are volunteers, including myself and Navigator Fred. It is important for donors to know their tax deductible donations go directly toward the flight and education."
Think Global Flight, an around the world flight of adventure, recognizes the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. This historic flight will increase the number of students around the globe interested in and inspired by aviation and aerospace as they follow the crew on their journey around the Earth.
There are currently over 10,000 students participating across the globe located in 20 countries and 31 states. The FAA and Department of Education has recognized this quality program for providing real world application to learning. New sponsors join other industry leaders on this significant endeavor. Premier sponsors include: Guidance Aviation, Jeppesen, Sennheiser, Cirrus Aircraft, AOPA, Abingdon Co., and Garmin.
Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus Co-Founder and CEO, recently commented, "Cirrus Aircraft is on board with the Think Global Flight team to help promote education and aviation around the world!"
For more information, registrations, donations, and a complete list of donors go to: www.thinkglobalflight.org.