International Forest of Friendship

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

Past Activities



2015 Induction Ceremonies
June 19 - 20

Principal Theme: 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.  

Dr. Greg Asner, 2015 Distinguished Speaker
Principal Investigator, Carnegie Airborne Observatory

His biography is here 
Also click here see his really cool TED Talk on Ecology from the Air


2014 Induction Ceremonies
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:
Celebrating Women in Aviation and Space.




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


The posters we used are here:  IFOF overviewAfrican-American Honorees

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