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MOVE Tech Talk – Jan 2024 – Flight to End Polio

January 24 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am

John Ockenfels and Peter Teahen’s Flight to End Polio took three months to circumnavigate the globe. Getting their single engine Cessna 210 off the ground took three years.

In our April 2023 Tech Talk, John Ockenfels and Peter Teahen gave a presentation on the preparations for the flight. In this month’s Tech Talk, they will give a presentation on the three-month trip to circumnavigate the globe.

On 30 July, after traveling about 26,000 miles, Teahen and Ockenfels landed safely at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. Along the course of their flight, they had participated in 24 fundraisers (the money raised there has yet to be tallied).

I hope you can join us for an update on A Flight to Fight Polio >> https://www.rotary.org/en/flight-fight-polio

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.

Co-sponsored by: IEEE-USA MOVE Program

Speaker(s): JOHN OCKENFELS, PETER TEAHEN

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/400681