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Americas Region, Vice President Tim Freudenthal

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Meet Tim Freudenthal, IFFR Americas VP

Greetings to our America’s Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. As your newly appointed, elected and installed America’s VP, I am more than excited to serve this extraordinary 2 year term.

As an overview for those of you who do not know myself or my lovely wife, Linda, following is a brief resume.

We live in Wautoma, WI just west of the famed OSH airport and Airventure and many of you became familiar with this area at the 50th celebration at EAA under the direction of former World President, James Alexander.

For a profession my wife, (who is also a Rotarian), and myself are Real Estate professionals both from the sales, appraisal and development standpoint with 38 years in the business and owners of a Century 21 office which my wife operates. I was formerly a Sculptor, Artist and Taxidermist at the Milwaukee Museum and still do bronze work for a hobby. I have been a Rotarian for about 30 years and a pilot for about 28 years and currently fly a 1960 C182 Skylane.

I have an educational background in Business and Not For Profit Marketing and look forward to being able to keep this Fellowship ball rolling that George Chaffey has so skillfully manicured over his 4 years as the America’s VP prior to my taking the helm.  

Looking forward, I am still trying to confirm some Section Chair and Squadron Leader slots but we really have a slate of enthusiastic individuals keeping the regions in check and planning events that should keep our members interested in IFFR. It is always our goal to host at least 1 event in each section across the US and Canada and hopefully one in the Caribbean and Mexico and of course Alaska and Hawaii since our 2020 Fly About will be in that state. We spend part of the winter in Grand Cayman and have been doing so for over 20 years and also look forward to getting member growth in that region.

I also believe that our group needs a major project that we can all participate in and contribute to and we are looking for ideas. One such idea is to help schools that participate in an Aircraft Building project by awarding some Scholarship funds to be used in the project or for successful participants to use for Flying Education. The thought here is that this will enhance the Rotary exposure and hopefully spawn some Rotoract clubs and future Rotarians as well as get the name of Rotary out to the flying as well as general public. Please communicate any other ideas that the membership may consider because a project always helps to cement a group together.

We are all looking forward also to next year’s International Convention in Hamburg Germany and the following Fly About as well as the 2020 Hawaii event.

Please keep Tony and Peter updated with events that are planned and photos and short articles of any events that have taken place. Also, I encourage each member and spouse to submit a photo of your plane with yourselves in the photo for our web site. I also encourage all members to send me e mails from time to time about concerns, issues or ideas to make IFFR a more fulfilling Fellowship. 

God bless and keep you wings and attitude level.



Tony German

Tony & Jane Watson, Jack & Ava Welge with N2040C in Germany Fellowship Newsletter


Johnston FAA
Rev Tom Johnston receives FAA Master Pilot Award

2018 Group Floatplane

IFFR Leadership (L-R): PWP Tony Watson (USA) 2002-2004; PWP Feroz Wadia (UK) 2008-2010; WP Phil Pacey (New Zealand) 2018-2020; PWP Svend Andersen (Denmark) 2016-2018; WPE George Chaffey (USA) 2020-2022; PWP Peter More (USA) 2010-2012; PWP Sam Bishop (USA) 2000-2002.  Photographed in Laconia New Hampshire 2018.


2018 Toronto FlyAway and Tour pictures here <--New
The 2018 July & August Newsletter edition
here.  <--New

Vision Jet

Altitude with Attitude since 1965 .....
Welcome to IFFR Americas.

We are a group of Rotarian aviation enthusiasts and pilots from five continents sharing the common interest of fellowship and service. 
Contacts: VP Tim Freudenthal;  Secretary Steve Henderson;  Newsletter Editor Tony Watson;  Webmaster Peter More

NEWS updated 9/14/2018

Download the 2018 July/August Newsletter edition here.  NEW
Tour of the IFFR fleet here
IFFR members who are active in Rotary leadership.  See this impressive list, updated 3/24/2016.
Newsletter archive 
FY 2018: 1+2  3+4  5+6  7+8 
FY 2017: 1  2  3  4  5+6  7  8  9+10  11+12
FY 2016: 1  2  3  4  5  6+7  8  9  10  11+12    
FY 2015:  1  2+3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10+12  
FY 2014:   6  7  8  9  10  11  12 
Newsletter archive dating back to the first IFFR edition in 1967 here

"We Are IFFR", a video on who we are and what we do.  Use it freely for Rotary Club presentation or recruitment.  [click this link to download]

2018 Events:

South East Section Spring Fly-Out
April 12-15, 2018
Leeward Air Ranch to Sun 'n Fun, Cedar Key
Details here.
Pictures here.
Contact: Peter Wenk
Indian Wells South West Section
Fly-In to Bermuda Dunes (UDD)
Honoring Bob Wilmeth #3122 and friends
May 11, 2018, noon, Indian Wells Rotary Club
Vue Country Club, Indian Wells, CA
Pictures here
Contact: George Chaffey
Seward Alaska Section
Airlift to Rotary District Conference
Seward, Alaska
pictures here
May, 2018
Contact: Al Clayton
Columbia South West Section
Fly-In to Columbia, CA
Columbia Airport, O22
May 18-20, 2018
Contact: George Chaffey
Join the AOPA Fly-In
Missoula, Montana
Missoula Airport, MSO
June 15-16, 2018

Bishop Airport
R.I. Convention & House of Friendship
Toronto, Canada
June 23 - 27, 2018
Pictures here
House of Friendship booth
AGM Monday June 25, 1400hr Conv Cen Rm 803B
Berlin Banquet IFFR Annual Banquet
The Royal Canadian Military Institute
426 University Ave, Toronto
June 25, 2018, 1800hr
Pictures here
Toronto Toronto Post Convention
IFFR Fly-Away

June 28 to July 7, 2018
Come join in the Post Convention Fly-Away and Motor Coach Tour.
Pictures here

Contact Gary Dehnel gcdehnel@verizon.net
Clayton Plane
Alaska Section
Fly-In to our Section Chair's Firewood Strip (0AK8)
July 13-15, 2018
details here.
Contact: Al Clayton Al.clayton@cdlaw.pro
Lady Bird North Central Section
AirVenture Fly-In
July 21-29, 2018

The Airventure noon lunch is at 12:00 on the 25th at the Park Pavilion across from the Bus Parking. 
We are also planning on a Wed Evening get together, impromptu, at the Hilton bar area and hopefully moving to the roof bar later for the evening air show.  

Contact: John Ockenfels (primary); Tim Freudenthal

MQY South East Section
Smyrna (KMQY) TN
September 8, 2018
details here
Contact Squadron Leader Paul Lamb

See the source image South West Section
Santa Fe, New Mexico SAF
September 14, 2018
  South West Section
Sacramento Fly-In
California Air Show
September 21-23, 2018
  North Central Section
Carbondale, IL
October 5-6, 2018
  South Central Section
Austin, Texas Fly-In
October 18-21, 2018
  South East Section
Gulf Shores, AL Fly-In
October 26-27, 2018

2019 Events:

Hamburg logo 2 R.I. Convention & House of Friendship
June 1-5, 2019
Hamburg, Germany

AGM and Banquet on June 3


2017 Events

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