Fund Drive Launched For Air Peace Corps

Date: August 30, 1967
Location: Dayton, OH
Newspaper: Dayton Daily News
Page: 18

A fund raising campaign for the Dayton-based “Flying Peace Corps” got off the ground Tuesday as Pamela Sue Robinson, Miss Ohio, sold tickets to Mayor Dave Hall and City Manager Graham Watt.

If either is the lucky winner, he will have the use of a UMATT plane for a week. Pilot Mike Stimac will fly him anywhere in the 48 continental states or to Montreal Canada.

The flight giveaway is the first phase of a fall campaign to raise $500,000 for the UMATT – Wings for Peace operation.

UMATT, United Missions Air Training and Transport, Inc., is a non-profit organization bringing a new twist to foreign aid by operating a fleet of planes in East Africa.

A volunteer task force and a group called Women of UMATT will hold a “Flea market” Oct. 7 at Wampler’s Arena as the second phase of the money-raising drive.

The campaign will continue through December with a big drive to be conducted Dec. 3-10, according to Jane Hamilton, chairman of the women’s group.

Pamela Sue recently joined the “Flying Peace Corps” to help in publicity and promotion for the fund raising campaign.

Tuesday’s opening of the drive took place at Cox Municipal airport where pilot Stimac Monday flew a Cessna 182 from the Wichita, Kan., factory. It soon will join the fleet of six planes already carrying doctors, teachers, missionaries, Peace Corps volunteers and others in Africa.

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