Apr 2012 Stephanie Deckro (Illinois)
Stephanie Deckro is based atÂ KSQI,Â Whiteside County Airport, Rockfalls, Illinois.
My day job is interior design and have owned my own design business since 1993. Â I always wanted to learn how to fly. So in 2005 I signed up for the ground class at the local community college. Â I started flying in a Piper Warrior and received my private pilots certificate later that year.
I completed my instrument rating in 2008. Then in 2011 I was given a ride in a Piper Cub. It was such a thrill! Â I love the freedom of flying and the taildragger seemed to bring that freedom to a new level.
Later that year I was endorsed in that Piper Cub. Since then I have enjoyed flying in a Super Cub, Cessna 140, Cessna 185, Cessna 195, T6 SNJ-5 (Texan) and deHaviland Beaver (DHC-2).
I really enjoy landing on grass strips and the watching the beautiful sunsets from the sky. Â Now I’m flying a Cessna 140 and loving it!