Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation

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Our Mission

The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation advances aviation education, promotes youth leadership development, enhances community capacity for emergency response, and encourages humanitarian service on macro- and micro-levels.

Utah Civil Air Patrol & Future Exhibit

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We provide education by giving free lectures and multimedia presentations on aviation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics at local schools, community groups, and at our own facility at the Spanish Fork-Springville Airport. Further, we partner with like-minded organizations that are engaged in community service activities which support the Foundation’s objectives. The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation is incorporated in the State of Utah as a charitable educational organization and is licensed by the Utah Department of Commerce to solicit charitable donations. The Foundation is recognized as a Section 501c3 charitable foundation by the Internal Revenue Service.

Airlift Tanker Association Celebrates 50 th Anniversary

The Airlift Tanker Association- a corporate partner of the Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation- is celebrating their 50 th year of service to aviation and the Air Mobility community. Organized in 1968, the A/TA is an educational foundation that supports the men and women who use aerospace technology to deliver the goods- food, fuel, and people- wherever and whenever needed. The association’s strategic objectives are to Support Mobility Airmen, Preserve Air Mobility Heritage and Strengthen Mobility Bonds. A/TA promotes STEM education, encourages research and development of air mobility technologies, and sponsors scholarships for students. Our own Uncle Wiggly Wings was inducted into the A/TA Hall of Fame in 1999 for his efforts during the Berlin Airlift. The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation will participate in the A/TA 50 th Anniversary Conference held on October 25-27, 2017 in Grapevine, Texas. Foundation representatives will be Gail Halvorsen, Denise Williams, Jim Stewart, and Phil Stewart. Stay tuned to see how the Foundation and A/TA works together to promote STEM education.

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