Fly the Lake Michigan shoreline with me in July!

I am sorry our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas fly-in had to be canned for weather but that doesn’t mean we can’t still do some fun flying together. Please join me, and EAA Chapter 1121, for a fantastic flight around Lake Michigan this July. We’ll fly the western route up the Wisconsin shoreline, rounding the top at St. Ignace/Mackinac Island and then flying southbound down the Michigan shoreline. We’ll spend 3 days on our adventure and overnight at Manitowoc, Wisconsin and St. Ignace, the upper peninsula of Michigan. I would LOVE for you to join our group. Fill out the Signup form below if you plan on joining us. Send email questions to

Itinerary for Flight Around Lake Michigan

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Day 1.  Depart Indianapolis or meet us anywhere along our course

  • Meet at KMQJ for a 9 am briefing
  • Lunch Rochelle, IL (KRPJ) Restaurant on field
  • Overfly Holy Hill Monastery
  • Arrive (KMTW) Manitowoc, Wisconsin for first night. Best Western Lakefront/Manitowoc. Call to make your reservation @ 920-682-7000. You may cancel reservations up to the day of arrival. $129 nite for (2) doubles or (1) king.  7:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast. 25 steps to Lake Michigan shoreline.
  • 3 to 6 pm Wisconsin Maritime Museum/next door to Best Western Lakefront. $10 pp group rate adults
  • 7:30 Walk to Dinner, Harborside Restaurant, .3 mile

Day 2 Depart Manitowoc, Wisconsin, KMTW

  • Refuel and depart for 83D, St. Ignace, Michigan flying up the Green Bay peninsula and shoreline to St. Ignace. This stretch is a fantastic flight with beautiful views and not to be missed!
  • Optional stop: P2P Washington, Island (2 very nice turf runways – I’ll be dropping in for sure!)
  • Arrive St. Ignace. Courtesy van to the Breakers Resort **Call to make your reservation @ 906-643-7733 before June 17**.  Ask for “Indy Flight Around Lake Michigan” group. 3 Day cancellation policy.  $119.95 nite courtside or $139.95 lakefront with balcony/free hot breakfast
  • Walk .6 mile south to Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry. $23 pp.  Departs every 30 minutes. Last ferry from island 9 pm
  • Late lunch or dinner on Mackinac Island or visit The Driftwood Restaurant & Sports Bar at St. Ignace (across from Shepler’s Ferry)
  • 10:00 pm Gather for Fireworks on the Bay, back lawn of Breakers Resort

Day 3 Flight home

  • Up early. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. This is a long day but oh so fun flying along the shoreline (if you’re heading back to Indy).
  • Lunch: KBEH, Benton Harbor, Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, Airport Restaurant. Open till 3:00 pm EDT.
  • Last leg to Indy, 139 n.m. direct to MQJ.

Everyone is welcome to join us; LLT members, couples, tailwheel, nosewheel, it’s all good on this circle Lake Michigan summer fly-out!


Sand dunes on Lake Michigan from my Rans S7

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