Six months after its historic
take-off from Manila in April, a 75-year old restored seaplane,
D024ATT, has flown over 10 countries and generated pledges
of over US$ 34,000 in support of UNICEF's education program
Its pilot, Captain Iren Dornier, is duplicating his grandfather's
spectacular flight around the globe in what was in its day
the largest, heaviest, and most powerful aircraft in the world.
"The restoration of this flying boat - my favorite among the
aircrafts my grandfather built - is the fulfillment and culmination
of a lifelong dream."
A resident of the Philippines , Capt. Dornier also dreams
of a better future for children in the Philippines .
Capt. Dornier is chairman of South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR)
and Dornier Technology, Inc. SEAIR and Dornier Technology
Inc. will donate at least US$ 50,000 to UNICEF. This gift
will enable more children to enroll in schools, more teachers
to upgrade their skills, and more schools to acquire better
learning materials. Fund are being raised through corporate
sponsorships and dollar-per-mile or euro-per-mile pledges.
Dubbed as "Kayang-Kaya! (We Can Do It!) Historic Flight for
Dreams for Education and Awarenss", this world-trotting campaign
has 50 destinations in more than 40 countries. For more information,
contact Ms. Angelica Cruz, UNICEF Fundraising Officer, at