Peter Teahen & John Ockenfels
Members of International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
ONE ENGINE, TWO PILOTS
AND A 2:1 DONATION MATCH
On July 30, 2023, Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels completed a daunting mission when they landed their single engine airplane back home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They had flown the Cessna T210M craft all the way around the world after taking off from Cedar Rapids on May 5, 2023. Throughout the entire trip, the pilots raised awareness for polio eradication, raised funds for Rotary's End Polio efforts, and even administered some vaccines to children in need.
Both Peter and John are pilots, Rotarians, and members of the Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. Polio eradication has been a primary focus of Rotary for over 35 years and continues to be a major initiative. While the end of polio may be near, no child anywhere is safe until every child has been vaccinated.
FLIGHT BY THE NUMBERS:
Photo credit: The Gazette
The pilots, Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels covered the entire cost of the flight. 100% of your contribution will be donated to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Program.
Please consider a contribution to help end polio forever. Donation recognition levels are:
$5,000 or greater.
$750 - $4,999
$301 - $749
$300 or lower
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, your donation will be matched 2:1, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.
Click the image below to view our presentation slides (especially useful if you've had the opportunity to hear Peter and John's presentation about the flight in person!).