Feb 2011 Dianna Stanger (Texas)
Dianna Stanger is based at (KPKV) Calhoun County Airport,Â Port Lavaca, Texas.
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! Â 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. Â In addition to these two I am also piloting a Premier 1A and an EC120 but a moonlit night in a taildragger is classic!
My love of aviation is starting to consume me as I also own two flight schools. Â 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. Â It is a great way to see a young mind start to click when they look up to the sky. Â 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!