Dianna Stanger (Texas)

Dianna Stanger is based at (KPKV) Calhoun County Airport, Port Lavaca, Texas.

Dianna Stanger Waco flying

I started flying taildraggers a mere three years ago after locating my grandfather’s 1942 Waco UPF-7. After restoring it I learned the wonderful world of tail wheels!  I have now added a Husky to my portfolio and enjoy flying it at the grass strip put in just for it at our ranch.  In addition to these two I am also piloting a Premier 1A and an EC120 but a moonlit night in a taildragger is classic!

Dianna & Kevin

My love of aviation is starting to consume me as I also own two flight schools.  Along with our local school system I host an aviation day at our airport and spend the day with 350 kids and about fifteen displays.  It is a great way to see a young mind start to click when they look up to the sky.  It is the single most rewarding day of my year.


This is the first year I will be entering the ARC 2011 and I plan on doing it in the Husky. There are other planes I could enter but the thought of anything but a stick and rudder plane is out of the question for us. We have a team called the Racing Aces. Keep an eye out for us – we are out for glory!

  • Marl Scardino
    Posted at 10:39h, 29 December Reply

    Love what you’re doing for aviation and exposing young girls, women, and others to aviation and future possibilities available for them. Recently read the article about you in Flying magazine. Impressed with your giving nature.

  • Susan
    Posted at 22:41h, 11 February Reply

    Yipppeee Dianna! Another Lady Waco Pilot!! Please post some more photos of the UPF-7! It looks lovely from what I can see! Welcome to the group and I hope we will see you at some fly-in soon!!


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