International Forest of Friendship

"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
Amelia Earhart

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The 2015 Theme will be: Forests and Flying
Honoring foresters who fly, smoke jumpers, pilots and operators of fire tankers, those who have contributed to r
emote sensing of ecosystems and habitat monitoring, precision agriculture, etc

NASA/NOAA Image of Vegetation Across the Planet

This focus is within the Forest's overall theme of "World Friendship through Flying." Those who have contributed, and are contributing to all facets of aviation and aerospace always are welcome.  

Please submit nominations for new inductees no later than April 15, 2015.

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There also will be a Children's program 


      2014 Activities

                             Principal Theme:  Discovery Through Flight

Sandy Magnus--2014 Distinguished Speaker
Sandy Mangus is a veteran of four space shuttle flights and an expedition on board the International Space Station, she is the Executive Director of American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in Reston, Virginia. 

New Initiatives & Outreach in 2014
This year the Forest participated in two events;
Africans Americans in Aviation & Aerospace and Women in Aviation & Space.
The photos for these two events are below.

Thank you, to all who came out and supported us at the two events located at the
Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.
We had a lot of fun!!

Here are some pictures at the March 15th, 2014 event: Theme Celebrating Women in Aviation and Space.





February 22nd, 2014 event: Theme African Americans in Aviation & Aerospace.


The posters we used are here:  IFOF overview; African-American Honorees

2015 Induction Ceremony
June 19th & 20th

View Ceremony Schedule

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Future Annual Themes for Forest Celebrations

2015: Flying and Forests -- Linking green spaces and aviation/aerospace, Foresters who fly, Smoke Jumpers, Pilots of Fire Tankers, etc.

World Friendship Through Flying

2017: Flying, Forests, and the Future - Emphasizing young people who are contributing to flying and forests. 

2018: Security and Solace through Flight -- Military Pilots, Flying Medical Staff, Angel Flight, etc.

2019: Discovery through Flight -- Aerospace Pioneers, Astronauts, Test Pilots, Designers, Explorers


Co-Chairmen:  Pat Carrigan and Lin Wells
Executive Director:  Kay Baker (emerita)

Mailing Address:

International Forest of Friendship: Attention Cindy Apple
913 Main Street

Atchison, Kansas 66002-2706

913-367-1419 or 913-208-5661

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