High flying for Harvard stunt pilot
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BELOIT Susan Dacy admits to being afraid of heights. So what is she doing performing stunts on her “Big Red” World War II-era biplane?
“I’m afraid to go up on a ladder. I look around the house and think, ‘How am I going to clean that ceiling fan?’ But being up in an airplane doesn’t give me the same sense of heights,” Dacy said. “I’ve talked to other pilots who have said the same thing. They are afraid of heights, but when they are up in the plane, they don’t have the same sense of heights.”
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Dacy of Harvard, Ill., is just one of several stunt pilots who will perform during this year’s ABC Supply Co. Southern Wisconsin AirFest, which will be held May 25-27 at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on Highway 51 between Beloit and Janesville.
Dacy, who has performed at the air show for 12 years, said she enjoys watching the crowd’s reaction when the pilots and air teams are performing their stunts.
“It’s fun watching people enjoy the show. It’s like an adrenaline rush, and I get caught up in it,” Dacy said. “It has an atmosphere like a county fair. People come with their families and have a fun time... It goes back to the golden days of aviation. I enjoy the variety of it all. It’s really amazing. It’s a great show. There’s something for everybody.”