International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Strategic Aviation Services(SAS) seeks to develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders to become an influential resource partner in the development and application of General Aviation in Africa, contributing to the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of Africa.
Vision: Promoting economic development through General Aviation.
4820 Nelms Ln Ne % Asiwome Ofori Dzakuma
Roanoke, VA 24019 USA
Arise and Fly
Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)
Vocational Technical (B30)
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"Arise and Fly Campaign"
Capital Campaign to raise funds for the development of a General Aviation Resource and Training Center for West Africa. The campaign project will be an important step to unlock the numerous developmental opportunities available for development through General Aviation. Aviation and most especially General Aviation has become one of the most important an fastest growing industries across the globe, tremendously impacting a nations economy and the wellbeing of its citizens. Aviation has broad impact by stimulating exchanges between countries and facilitating global business relations. It has acted as a catalyst for growth of leisure markets and a driver for regional development. Overall aviation industries generate employment and income, wit a multiplier effect on other non aviation economic activity. .
Apart from the quantifiable economic benefits, aviation also generates tangible "spin off" benefits. These include reducing the cost to trade and movement of goods, attracting new business to locations with good air service links and support for the development of new technology and distribution processes based on the rapid movement of people and goods. In addition to these benefits aviation provides fringe benefits, like strengthening of national loyalty and links between villages and regions in a country. Conclusions based on studies of the economic impact of General Aviation airports on communities shows that a small town without an airport is in the same position as a community that was bypassed by a canal, railway or road 100 years ago. Close proximity to an airport is always near the top of the list of prime factors a business considers when considering a major move to a particular area.
Against this background many developed and developing countries have instituted aggressive and progressive measures to unmask and develop their aviation industry through a bottom up approach of developing General Aviation. Sadly however West Africa is different. The development of General Aviation has been slow, mainly due to the non-existence of training institutions, qualified instructors and mentors, an over reliance on airline and military operations, general lack of expertise and knowledge of General Aviation. The general perception is that aviation related activities are far reached, complex and a preserve of a few privileged individuals. Furthermore, Africa's socio-economic landscape and the antiquated civil aviation rules and regulations across the continent have not helped General Aviation grow.
With knowledge of these factors and the numerous developmental opportunities and prospects, Strategic Aviation Services is embarking on a modest Five year Five phased. Arise and Fly capital campaign under its broader aviation for development initiative, which seeks to promote and advocate the development of General Aviation. The " Arise and Fly" campaign ultimately seeks to establish a General Aviation Resource and Training Center for West Africa.
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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