Two aviation bloggers are going to attempt to fly to all 88
counties in Ohio as part of a trip to raise money for a new
scholarship. They'll make the trip in a pair of 1946 Piper J-3 Cubs
(similar aircraft pictured). While not exactly an FAI official
category, the accomplishment will no doubt make for lots of smiles
and great stories.
Joe Murray is a professor at Kent State University, and says he
came up with the idea for the flight to create a scholarship to
help a disadvantaged family send a child to college for the first
time. Ron Siwik is a Kent State alumnus from the '60s, a flight
instructor and former military flight surgeon during the Vietnam
war, and flew a Bonanza solo around the world in 2008.
The pair plan to depart Kent State University’s Andrew W.
Paton Airport in Northeast Ohio, and arrive at Dayton’s
Wright Brothers Airport near Ohio’s southern border "a week
or two later." They point out that you could drive straight from
one airport to the other by highway in about three-and-a-half
hours. But where's the fun in that?
The plan is to take off May 13. Find out more about the
challenges expected, follow the adventure, and get more info on the
backgrounds of the intrepid aviators themselves, on the "Lost in
Oscar Hotel" blog, found using the FMI link below.