Image 3: The anticipated stops. Source – Flighttoendpolio.com
The Flight to End Polio will cover over 25,000 miles and more than 160 hours of flight time. Based on the current itinerary, Peter and John’s mission will take them to 21 countries and include 39 landings during the three month journey. During their stays, they plan to connect with other Rotarians at planned events to fundraise and bring awareness to polio’s presence.
An Assist from Collins Aerospace
When the Flight to End Polio begins on May 5th, the ARINCDirect Flight Operations team will be in the virtual jump seat supporting Peter and John every step of the way. Since the beginning of 2023, the team has met regularly with the two pilots and provided access to the tools that will aid them on their journey. Our Flight Planning and Navigation (FPLNAV) team even custom-loaded performance data for the Cessna T210M to account for the modifications made to the aircraft and ensure accurate flight planning. Meanwhile, our Flight Coordinators, including certified dispatchers and meteorologists, will be filing flight plans, providing weather briefings, and flight following every step of the way.