Group Plans Round-the-world Charity Flight in First King Air

 - May 27, 2014, 3:20 PM

Kings of the Air is completing the restoration of the first King Air, S/N LJ-1, for a flight around the world, the fledgling nonprofit group announced today–the 50th anniversary of the King Air’s FAA certification. It plans to fly the 33,000-mile trip using “100-percent sustainable, renewable jet fuel made from cellulosic waste.” The flight will raise money to “save and improve the lives of children in need around the world.” No dates have been set for the flight yet, but Kings of the Air said sponsors have pledged to donate more than $2.5 million in parts, equipment and services to restore LJ-1.