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 2016 (40th Year!) Theme is:
World Friendship Through Flight

We want to use this opportunity to celebrate
our international friends and expand our partnerships. 


We are also excited to introduce our 2016 Distinguished Speaker,
Captain Barry Schiff

Captain Barry Schiff has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging aeronautical accomplishments, which include 28,000 hours logged in more than 352 types of aircraft.
He is also an accomplished journalist and author, having published numerous books and more than 1,600 articles appearing in 100 aviation magazines. Captain Schiff also conceived, organized, and led the historic 1995 Operation Peace Flight between Jerusalem, Israel 
and Amman, Jordan following the Peace Treaty between Israel and Jordan in 1994. 

To learn more about Captain Barry Schiff, please click to visit his website.

To view the documentary about the historic Operation Peace Flight, please click here.
Captain Schiff will be speaking following the Luncheon June 18, 2016.

Plan your trip to the 2016 International Forest of Friendship Ceremonies today!
There also will be a Children's program 

A special treat this year will be the lunch on June 18th that Cindy Apple has arranged in the new, spectacular Ferrell Academic Center at Benedictine College, North Campus, with its beautiful views overlooking the bluffs and the Missouri River.


Read more about the upcoming celebrations and world friendship through flight 
in the March 2016 Newsletter.

2016 Registration






Just a friendly reminder that it is getting close to our special weekend. This year’s reception (Friday, June 17th) will be 
held at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace with a full finger buffet. Also included are drink tickets: 2 for the reception and 2 for the luncheon.

The luncheon on Saturday (June 18th) will be held in a spectacular new venue at Benedictine College overlooking
the river and the bluffs.  
We ask that your $100.00 registration to be sent in before June 1st . After that date it will be $115.00.
For those who already have registered, thank you very much.


The Forest Team

2016 Induction Ceremony
June 17th & 18th

View Ceremony Schedule

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