Vol. 1 No. 1
Welcome to the first edition of the Lindbergh Flyer, a periodic e-newsletter of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. You are receiving this newsletter as part of your association with the Foundation or because you have signed up to receive periodic newsletters from us.
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Turner and Jacoby Focus on Environmental Stewardship and "Going Green" at 2008 Lindbergh Award Celebration
The theme, “Honoring Environmental Stewardship,” rang loud and clear at the Lindbergh Foundation’s 31st annual Lindbergh Award Celebration as the Foundation presented its annual Lindbergh Award to Ted Turner and the Corporate Award for Balance to The Jacoby Group, on May 17 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
“We at the Lindbergh Foundation celebrate and embrace a philosophy of stewardship of our little spaceship earth that is optimistic and pragmatic – and celebrates our collective ingenuity,” said Miles O’Brien, Foundation board member and CNN correspondent, who served as the Master of Ceremonies during the event. “The Lindberghs believed that technology and protecting the environment are not at odds. To the contrary – they believed – and we agree – that our bright ideas are our salvation.”
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Lindbergh Foundation Welcomes New Aviation Green Partner
The Lindbergh Foundation is pleased to announce that the Stanford Financial Group’s management office in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, a privately held global network of independent, affiliated financial services companies, has joined the Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Investment Program (AGIP), the Foundation’s alternative to carbon offsets.
“Sir Allen Stanford, the Chairman of the Stanford Financial Group, knows that addressing the critical issues facing the environment is of paramount importance,” said Doug Hubener, General Manager, Stanford Aviation. “He has asked every department in the company to develop ways to support the environment. With a fleet of six corporate jets, our department was intent on finding a solution that would have a direct impact on the aviation sector’s contribution to global green house gas emissions. We feel strongly that the Lindbergh Foundation’s program is a good match for this particular area of our Go Green activities.”
As a result of The Stanford Group’s participation in the Aviation Green Investment program, the Lindbergh Foundation is able, for the first time ever, to offer a second year of funding for two aviation projects that received Lindbergh Grants last year. Dr. Amy Lang, of the University of Alabama will receive a second grant to continue her research project entitled, “Reducing the Drag Over Aircraft by Mimicking the Surface Geometry of Bristled Shark Skin Scales” and Tom Ehresman, an Inventor from Loveland, Colorado will receive a second year of funding for his research project to “Create a Direct Injection Igniter Fuel Nozzle to Eliminate Use of Leaded Fuels in Existing High Power Density Aircraft Piston Engines.”
The Aviation Green Investment Program gives aviation operators the opportunity to be part of an organization with a long and proven history of success. According to Foundation Chairman John King, “The Aviation Green Investment Program is a strategic alternative to carbon offset programs for aviation operators who want to demonstrate that they are sensitive to environmental issues and willing to take action.” He added, “Don’t just be carbon neutral…be carbon smart!”
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Save the Date for Lindbergh Foundation Hangar Party
Mark your calendars today for the Lindbergh Foundation’s Hangar Party
Golden Wings Museum
Saturday evening, September 27, 2008
Anoka County Airport in Blaine, MN
More details will be available in our next edition of the Lindbergh Flyer. It’s sure to be a great time, with many aviation notables in attendance. Don’t miss out on this chance to see a stunning collection of vintage aircraft and chat with other aviation enthusiasts as you support the mission of the Lindbergh Foundation.
Win a Free Autographed Copy of “Anne Morrow Lindbergh: First Lady of the Air”
Test your knowledge of aviation and Lindbergh history by participating in this fun quiz. The first person to answer all the questions correctly will win a free autographed paperback copy of Kathleen Winters’ book: Anne Morrow Lindbergh: First Lady of the Air. A drawing will be held from the first 100 respondents for a free copy of the book. There will be 5 winners from this drawing, so give it a try!
"A perfectly calibrated tribute to an early heroine of the air."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Few people know that Anne Morrow Lindbergh was an accomplished and innovative pilot in her own right, a bright and adventurous woman who helped to pioneer air routes, traveled around the world, and was adored by the American public. In this revealing biography, author and pilot Kathleen C. Winters vividly recreates the adventure and excitement of Anne's early flights, including never-before-revealed flight details from the Lindbergh archives. An intimate portrayal of a remarkable woman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh also offers a dazzling picture of the early years of aviation's Golden Age.
Hint: Check out the Lindbergh History section of on our web site and read an excerpt from the book, to help find some answers.
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