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DOUG DOTY VERTICAL FLIGHT FOUNDATION

DOUG DOTY VERTICAL FLIGHT FOUNDATIO...
CROWDRISE : Feb 22, 2012
Tax ID: 27-3325547
BASED: Kansas City, MO, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.verticalflight.org

DOUG DOTY VERTICAL FLIGHT FO...

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The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by Jesika Doty in 2010 after the death of her husband, a flight instructor, in a training accident.  The foundation is dedicated to helping helicopter pilots pursue their dream of flying – keeping Doug’s dream alive through them.

Prior to his death, Doug wanted to eventually become an EMS pilot. Both Doug and Jesika saw that this path would be difficult as the helicopter industry was changing. There were not as many opportunities to get valuable experience such as turbine time, if you had less than 1500 hours and in order to get experience and eventually a turbine job, it would be an additional cost to the student for certifications. They also saw a need for financial assistance, other than high interest rate student loans, for students pursuing their commercial, CFI-II certifications and be able to train with minimal lapses due to monetary needs.

The foundation’s goal is to provide scholarships to deserving, gifted and highly skilled helicopter pilots to enable them to not only pursue their Commercial, CFI-II certifications but to pursue opportunities to further their career through advanced training, be it a turbine transition, ENG training or safety training.  We hope to be able work with top helicopter companies and schools to get the most qualified helicopter pilots in the pilot seat.

Tax ID: 27-3325547 • www.verticalflight.org

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