International Order of Characters is an aviation-oriented educational
foundation which traces it’s roots to the grim early days of World
War Two in the South Pacific.
the end of the war, Dr. Crane became an FAA Flight Examiner and General
Practitioner in Stamford, Connecticut. In the early 1950’s, Dr.
Crane, alias “The Brain”, was persuaded by many of the original
members, some still in uniform, others now senior test pilots and airline
captains, to reactivate the International Order of Characters. As the
reborn IOC grew, it became an endowed educational foundation which donated
well over $250,000 in scholarships and grants to the children of deceased
or infirm pilots as well as to former members of the armed forces studying
for a degree in aviation-related fields of research.