Layton Construction’s Summer Pittmann, Vice President Cris Bryant in the back seat, and Construction Manager Andy Jodway. Andy helped Summer get back into flying after she took a break following an electrical fire in training.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (December 17, 2019) – Summer Pittmann has been going the extra mile to help people in need the past few years – logging thousands and thousands of miles in the air to transport patients for medical care. The Layton Project Manager is a LifeLine pilot, part of an amazing group of volunteers who facilitate free transportation for people with medical needs.
Summer has flown approximately 10 missions with LifeLine. Her father, Scott Butler, is also a pilot who has been flying for 17 years. With his encouragement, and being raised to serve with the resources and talents she was given in life, Summer and her dad became part of the LifeLine family.
LifeLine flights are flown in private aircraft by volunteer pilots. The pilots donate 100% of the flight expense – including their time, talent, airplane, fuel and operating expenses.
On one recent flight, Summer was transporting a patient with stage 4 metastatic cancer. Her medical attention requires traveling from Illinois to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta for monthly treatments. “Despite the medical diagnosis, her attitude was refreshing,” Summer said. “Her joy reminded us to keep the holiday season into perspective and to be thankful for the daily things we take for granted.”
For the moment, Summer is grounded – doctor’s orders until her baby is born – but no doubt more flights are in her future.
More than 450 volunteer pilots have flown over 5 million nautical miles and scheduled more than 8,000 missions.
Fun “Layton family” fact: When Summer joined Layton in 2012, she had quit flying because of an electrical fire in training. Layton construction manager Andy Jodway helped her brainstorm ways to begin enjoying it again and encouraged her to get back in the air.
A few facts about LifeLine Pilots:
- All flights are offered completely FREE to the passenger, their family, and travelling companions.
- They serve patients nationwide through a partnership with other air charities and airlines.
- They do not limit the number of times a passenger can utilize the flights we provide.
- Flights are flown in private aircraft by volunteer pilots who donate 100% of the flight expense which includes their time, talent, airplane, fuel and operating expenses.
- More than 450 volunteer pilots have flown over 5 million nautical miles and scheduled more than 8,000 missions.
- $300 donated helps facilitate a single mission.
If you’d like to spread the good cheer, you can donate to LifeLine Pilots here.
About Layton Construction
Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial contractor with proven experience in virtually every industry, including healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, education, office, industrial, detention, tenant improvement and public facilities. We specialize in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Headquartered in Utah, Layton also has regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.