David Davenport, Co-CEO and President, Commercial, of FlightSafety International, has been elected President of The Wings Club Foundation. The Board of Governors voted to elect David during the Wings Club Annual Meeting held on March 27, 2019. He will serve a one-year term.
“It is an honor to be elected President of the Wings Club. This is an outstanding organization with a rich history that has served and supported the aerospace community with excellence since 1942,” said David Davenport. “I look forward to working with our members to advance the Club’s mission to support aerospace education for young people, and to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our industry.”
As President, David will set the strategic direction of the Foundation for the upcoming year. He will serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee, and preside over the annual meeting, board meetings, Annual Awards Gala, and Aviation Leader Series Luncheons. David joins a distinguished group of aviation leaders who have previously served in this important role including Bruce Whitman, former Chairman, President & CEO of FlightSafety.
“My specific areas of focus for the upcoming year are to encourage young people to consider pursuing a career in aviation,” added Davenport. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. They are the future of our industry. We will be working with our members and aerospace companies and organizations to increase support for our annual scholarship grants in order to strengthen and broaden access to this important initiative.”
The Wings Club Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Its mission is to focus on initiatives aimed at supporting scholarships for students who will pursue a career in aviation or aerospace, providing programs to educate in the field of aviation, and supporting charitable organizations that use aviation to help those in need. The Wings Club Foundation comprises more than 1,300 members including industry leaders, pilots, professionals in related service organizations, and students of aviation. Recognizing significant achievements that contribute to the advancement of aviation and aeronautics, The Wings Club Foundation presents not only the Distinguished Achievement Award but also the Outstanding Aviator Award and the Distinguished Scholar Awards.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems, and displays to commercial, government, and military organizations. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians, and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.