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This Couple Met on a FedEx Plane and Now Flies on Lifesaving Missions Together

By Katie Kindelan

Published 02-26-20

Submitted by FedEx Corporation

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Love blossomed
 for Peter and Cheryl Pitzer at the controls of a FedEx charter plane.

The now-married pilots met in 1999 when Peter, 55, was a flight engineer and Cheryl, 52, was a first officer for FedEx.

After training together, the couple fell in love, managed their busy international flight schedules together for more than a decade, and finally married in 2011.

In the years since becoming husband and wife, the Pitzers have been using their piloting skills to help people around the world regain sight.

They are both volunteer pilots for Orbis, a non-profit organization that turns airplanes into mobile teaching hospitals and brings eye care and ophthalmology training to places around the world, according to its website.

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