Tummelisa in the workshop

During Airpower 2019 in Zeltweg (Austria) 6-7 September, Mikael and the team performed some much appreciated Dr.1 vs. Tummelisa dogfights.

However, an unexpected wind shift during the last day’s challenging weather conditions resulted in tailwind landings, in which the Tummelisa hit an obstacle and nosed over. The team member could rapidly escape the cockpit and he didn’t suffer a single bruise.

There are no major structural fractures on fuselage and wings, but a larger number of minor – or at least less big – damages. The engine and propeller handled the sudden stop very well.

Mikael is already doing good progress with the repairs and the Tummelisa is expected to fly again during 2020.