Yes, it’s true, Summer Martell will be flying her 1931 Student Prince biplane to the Lady Taildraggers Fly-In in Dayton this August!! From Washington State! Â 3,400 miles round trip!! Open cockpit tandem biplane! Over the Great Divide! Â Across the Plains! To the heart of where aviation began – Dayton Ohio! What an incredible adventure is about to unfold for Summer and her lucky, passenger (a.k.a. back up stick) Super Cub pilot Jerry Ryder! Summer, we all wish you well and will be following you on your blog as the date for departure nears.
Ya gotta love the ipads for flight planning and Summer is taking full advantage.
And a little tidbit for all the Cessna 120/140 ladies coming to the fly-in, Summer also owns a 1946 Cessna 120!
From Summer’s new blog… “I plan on fulfilling a lifelong dream of flying across the United States and back in my biplane. A 1931 Student Prince, N10686 one of only three factory built Student Princes ever made by Aircraft Builders Corporation on Swan Island, in Portland, Oregon. My Student Prince was the third and last one produced. With a speed of 85 mph. and 1700 nautical flying miles one way from Port Townsend, Washington to Moraine Field in Dayton Ohio, itâ€™s sure to be an adventure of a lifetime!” Follow Summer and share her adventure….. Summersky 2011 Blog
Everyone’s invited to our August 12-13-14 2nd Annual Lady Taildragger Fly-in at Moraine Airpark, I73, Dayton, OH. Please be sure and register on the link so we can plan all the meals accordingly!! If you’re staying at the Courtyard by Marriott and want the group rate “Ladies Love Taildraggers” you must make your reservation by midnight July 25. Â Link to all the details Â Lady Taildraggers Fly-In .