The Endeavor Awards celebrate and honor volunteer pilots and provide support to the organizations that coordinate their gifts of flight to serve those in need. Every year thousands of donated flights save lives, provide access to medical care, transport Veterans, rescue animals, map environmental data, aid in disaster relief and contribute to the public good in communities nationwide.
The Endeavor Awards were established by Angel Flight West, a Volunteer Pilot Organization arranging over 4,000 flights each year in the thirteen western states. AFW recognized the need for a national platform to increase awareness and support for the use of aviation by individual pilots and their commercial airline partners to provide free transportation for humanitarian purposes.
The Endeavor Awards are dedicated to:
- Increasing awareness of the contributions of aviation to the public good
- Encouraging more pilots and aircraft owners to become engaged in Public Benefit Aviation
- Increasing support for all Volunteer Pilot Organizations that provide the administration necessary to match donated flights with those in need of free transportation to access humanitarian services