Skyline Soaring Educational Foundation

Skyline Soaring Educational Foundation [SSEF] of Virginia, USA      
Established February 2010

SSEF is a non-profit, public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 50-1(c)3. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.
(IRS Exemption Letter)

Our mission is to promote aviation education for young adults, by providing an opportunity to participation in the sport of soaring. SSEF goals include:

  1. 1.Providing flight scholarships to selected high school and college students sufficient for them to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to solo a glider. 

  2. 2.Award introduction, orientation flights through the Soaring Society of America FAST program to individuals who are interested in soaring but who do not necessarily qualify for a full flight scholarship.

  3. 3.Conduct presentations to various school and civic organizations to educate them on the sport of soaring.

Each year SSEF awards one or more flight scholarships designed to fund thirty flights towards a glider rating.  Additionally we fund and “Fly A Sailplane Today” (FAST) certificates to aspiring pilots.

The Foundation accepts public donations. 

Please join us in this outreach to our nation’s youth by making a donations to the scholarship fund 


Mail your donation to:

SSEF Donations

ATTN: Bryant Smith, Treasurer

11762 Gascony Place
Woodbridge, VA 22192

(Receipts will be provided by return mail) 

Joe Lingevitch


Fundraising Committee

updated: Feb 10, 2018

Providing Glider Pilot Scholarships to Young Adults
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