Around And Around We Go

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Fundraisers Going Global By King Air...

Government warnings aside, there still are some people using airplanes for some very good things. Take, for instance, the King Air Foundation. Although the foundation's primary purpose is to commemorate the "world's most successful" business/commuter turboprop, and in particular the original aircraft used by Olive Beech, the foundation is planning a round-the-world trip to raise money for spinal-cord research and children's medical charities. Organizer Alex Major, who owns that original King Air, said flying it around the world is also "intended to spread goodwill for general aviation around the world." Actor Morgan Freeman has agreed to fly one leg of the journey and more celebrity pilots will be announced over the next year before the flight commences next fall. Major, who bought the plane in 1985, said it would be donated to an unspecified museum after the flight.