The IFFR is an international organization enjoying the support of over 1,500 members in more than 50 countries world-wide. IFFR is divided into four regions (Americas, Europe, Australia-Asia, and Africa), which consist of fourteen sections. MEMBERSHIP is open to all Rotarians actively interested or engaged in aviation.
The objectives of the Fellowship are:
To promote the objects of Rotary through an interest in aviation.
To use an interest in aviation to develop fellowship among all Rotarians.
To foster high ethical and safety standards in all aspects of aviation.
To promote Rotary Service through all types of air transport.
To advance international understanding by personal contact between Rotarians.
IFFR is one of the oldest Rotary Fellowships and was formally established through the efforts of a dedicated Rotarian, E. Edison Kennell, of Seattle, Washington, in 1965. In countries where distances are great and communications are limited IFFR pilots have used their aircraft to help with medical and other emergencies, and several Sections hold meetings at which young people are introduced to the world of aviation.
The activities of IFFR bring together flying and non-flying Rotarians alike in local section meetings all over the world. Many members have flown their private aircraft over the oceans of the earth for Conventions, fly-in events, Rotary service projects, and various other home club and district programs. International understanding has and will continue to benefit through the Fellowship.
At every R.I. World Convention IFFR maintains a Booth in the House of Friendship to bring to the attention of earthbound Rotarians the manifold benefits which aviation brings to Rotary, and which IFFR members have adopted as an Avenue of Service. Fly around trips are held after each R.I. Convention.