1955-Blue Island Sun Standard

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1955-Blue Island Sun Standard - BY ERLYNE KING Across the nation women pilots...
BY ERLYNE KING Across the nation women pilots censet* women pilots South su i „». d .* their wav to home burb«*n port members are Helen I ports over the week-end follow * ?™h Bess VVvanl and thlS ine the ninth Annual All Wo LOCAL AERIAL ROUND UP men Transcontinental Air Race Rubinkam Airport CAA Exa which terminated in Springfield miner Vance Shorty La Bolle , Mass July 6 For the third time 'issued two private pilot tickets Mrs Frances Rera of Los An during the past week to Carl geles was the winnah ' piloting Hardin and Jim Summeis Carl] a Cessna 180 The 2800 mile is from C<»" lnd and Jim re* race starting at Long Beach sides in La Grang Calif the longest in the series Flrst soios were okaycd by In of nine drew top women pilots structor Art Mertens for Joe from every state in the Lnion i Plante of Blue lsl-nd and Gor Carada and Alaska and open to don Snvder of Harvey i Mrs Bess V*>ant of Blue Is | sponsored by the Ninety Nines Twelve women pilots from the Chicagoland area ten of them member* of the Chicago Chapter of the Ninety Nines were among the 85 contestants Sylvia Roth and copilot Helen Sailer brack eted the first eight winners Irene Leverton and Gean ^urson came in 14th place Mrs Gladys Muter and co pilot Doris Lang her flying th esecond plane in the race to land at ispnngfiela ^ace accordins to handicap The winner Mrs Bera has flown in the race four times piloting a different model aircraft each time She holds a commercial license with instru ment and instructor ratings and has loEced more than 6 000 hours Her sponsor AeroDuct Inc of has signed Fran checked-out Wvant Navion Instructor and Mrs Art Mer tens accompanied by son .Jim le't on Saturday for a vacation trip through the Great Smokies m Tennessee Other cross-coun try flyers included Len Double of Markham who piloted to Escanaba Mich John Balms and familv of Chicago to Fond du Lac Wis and Tonv Pragor John Peaslev John Wasnev and Frank Aldndge who flew to Dayton Ohio on bunday Robert Carev piloted a Stmson to Camp Riolev Wis to attend National Guard Maneuvers for two weeks Flovd Tu-ner pi oted a Taylor craft to Delav^n Wis and -eturn on Sunday Harlem Airport For private pilot tickets recently issued con ract to race for them for eratulatinns qo tn Herbert Bax a period (f fi%c ears tcr Ir and Rtis^el Kelscv from tv,- x s - ( hicacn John Lagan of La

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  1. Blue Island Sun Standard,
  2. 14 Jul 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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