Student Prince Biplane

News from the Orcas Island Fly-out

Yippee, the group fly-out to Orcas Island was a go, as of Friday. Looks like Summer Martell & Chrissy Bishop had a great flight in Summer’s 1931 Student Prince biplane. Hope to hear more soon. Here’s a few shots from Summer & Chrissy. “We arrived today in the Student Prince, there’s another Citabria, A Glastar and a Cub too. Camping at the airport. Gorgeous starry s... Read More »

Summer Martell

Hey, a quick note from Summer Martell and a “commute to work” picture!  Summer was, and still is, the envy of many pilots for flying her Student Prince biplane 3,400 miles RT to our Lady Taildraggers flyin last year! Commuting to work in the Puget Sound in my “modern” airplane. A 1946 Cessna 120. All the amenities, an electric starter, lights, radios, a heater and a roof! &... Read More »

Summer Martell is counting the days to departure!

You’ve heard by now we’ve got a very special guest coming to the Lady Taildraggers Fly-in next week and Susan and I are incredibly happy about it! Oh, make that THREE special guests! #1 Summer Martell – the pilot, #2 Chrissy – the co-pilot, ……. and #3 the 1931 Student Prince Bi-Plane they will be flying! OK, now let that soak in. A 1931 aircraft.  Lindbergh flew... Read More »

Summer’s Coming to the Lady Taildraggers Fly-In!!

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!  3,400 miles round trip!! Open cockpit tandem biplane! Over the Great Divide!  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, passeng... Read More »

Summer Martell     (Washington)

Summer Martell (Washington)

Every so often a new pilot comes along & joins our merry band of lady taildragger pilots and her aircraft… its history… her story… are so remarkable that I can’t wait to share it with you all. This is one of those times. I hope you join me in welcoming Summer Martell to Ladies Love Taildraggers and enjoy her beautiful biplane and remarkable story! Summer is based at 0S9... Read More »


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