Dianna Stanger and Angel Flight South Central Recognized
February 26, 2016
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  • Angel Flight South Central is proud to announce that Board Chairperson Dianna Stanger has been awarded the coveted Endeavor Award for leadership and service in Public Benefit Flying. The Endeavor Award is presented annually to individuals who exhibit exemplary service to others through General Aviation. As a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight South Central, as well as several other Public Benefit Flying organizations, Stanger sets a high bar through flying missions providing transportation to people in their time of greatest need, through her personal financial contribution to Angel Flight South Central, through her leadership as Board Chair, and through her tireless advocacy of General Aviation.

    “Dianna’s great accomplishments and tremendous generosity set the standard for our volunteer pilots and their commitment to helping others through aviation,” states Tim Dammon, President and CEO of Angel Flight South Central. “Her dedication and energy has resulted in access to medical care for hundreds of people in need and is an inspiration to us all.”

    Stanger says, “I’m thrilled to be honored by my colleagues in the Public Benefit Flying sector through this award. General Aviation plays a tremendous role in building strong communities across our nation, and it’s a pleasure to be able to use my skills and abilities to help others.”

    The Endeavor Awards were established to provide a national platform to increase awareness and support for the use of aviation by individual pilots to provide free transportation for humanitarian purposes and are dedicated to:

    Increasing awareness of the contributions of aviation to the public good

    Encouraging more pilots and aircraft owners to become engaged in Public Benefit Aviation

    Increasing support for all Volunteer Pilot Organizations that provide the administration necessary to match donated flights with those in need of free transportation to access humanitarian services

    Members of the Endeavor Awards Organizing Committee include (among others) Mark Wolper, multiple Oscar and Emmy award winning Hollywood Producer and private pilot, Tom Poberezny, Chairman Emeritus of the Experimental Aircraft Association; Greg Kinnear, Academy Award nominee and Emmy winning actor and aviation enthusiast; and Randy Sherman, MD, Chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and accomplished pilot. The Selection Committee includes such notables as retired Nasa Astronaut Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson and former US Navy pilot and Vietnam P.O.W. Charlie Plumb.

    Dianna Stanger’s Endeavor Award will be presented at the 2016 Endeavor Awards Gala Celebration on May 21, 2016 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. For information on sponsorships and tickets, please contact Angel Flight South Central at 888-500-0433.

    Angel Flight South Central is headquartered at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Texas and includes over 1,200 volunteer pilots in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana who take to the skies more than 2,000 times each year providing free air transportation for people in need of medical care not available to them locally and for other humanitarian needs. More information can be found at or by contacting Tim Dammon at tdammon(at)angelflightsc(dot)org or toll free at 888-500-0433.