Stanford Financial Groupís management office in St. Croix, U.S.
Virgin Islands, has joined the Lindbergh Foundationís Aviation
Green Investment Program (AGIP).
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 sectorís
contribution to global green house gas emissions. We feel strongly
that the Lindbergh Foundationís program is a good match for this
particular area of our Go Green activities."
result of Stanfordís participation in the Aviation Green
Investment program, the Lindbergh Foundation is able, for the first
time, 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."
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 AGIP gives
aviation operators the opportunity to be part of an organization
with a long and proven history of success. The suggested donation is
one percent of annual aviation-related fuel costs. An added benefit
is that the Lindbergh Foundationís non-profit status makes all
contributions tax-deductible. Partners in this program also receive
a decal to place on their aircraft offering a way to publicly show
that they are wise and responsible members of the world community.
For more information or to participate in this program, visit www.LindberghFoundation.org.