May 2011 Sarah Dickerson (Missouri)
Sarah Dickerson is based atÂ KGPH, Midwest National Air Center Airport, just outside Kansas City, Missouri.
I’m a professional photographer who also does a bit of flight instructing on the side. I own a 1947 Cessna 120 with my husband, Jim, and we presently base the plane at KGPH (Midwest National Air Center) just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.
I teach at ATD Flight Systems at the Kansas City Downtown Airport and in student-owned airplanes as a freelance instructor. Jim and I attend as many fly-ins as possible (unfortunately, as a wedding photographer I have to really plan ahead). Two must-attends on our list each year are the Supercub.org New Holstein Fly-In in New Holstein, Wisconsin (8D1) held during Oshkosh each year – we don’t own a Super Cub but the site and fly-in organizer, Steve Johnson, is a very good friend of ours and lives less than 5 minutes from us -Â – as well as the annual Blakesburg, Iowa Antique fly-in.
We love our little 120 and spend nearly as much time polishing it as we do flying it! I love the challenge of flying a taildragger and my favorite type of flying is low and slow at sunset!!
I started accumulating ratings in hopes of switching to a flying career; however, I fell in love with this type of flying and it’s truly where my heart is!