2016 STOL DRAG World Champion
I really enjoy competing in STOL Drag and STOL events and extreme backcountry flying. I started flying in 2003 in my hometown of Nampa, Idaho. I built my first Just Aircraft Highlander in 2004 and we became dealers for them in 2010. I am constantly thinking up new ways I can make these already amazing planes perform even better. I made a YouTube video of a dead stick take off on one of the steep hills out my way, flew two miles and 1500 feet down to a river bed with no engine running. That got a lot of folk's attention. I flew my 2014 Just Aircraft SuperSTOL to Valdez and finished third behind Frank Knapp and Josh Peppered. I placed first at the STOL Competitions at Oshkosh in 2017 and 2018 and got a close second place this year. I won the High Sierra Fly-In STOL Drag in 2016 and had a very, very close second in 2017. I had second-best time next to DRACO in 2018 and I look forward to trying to get back up on top again, hopefully, this year! I have been winning various other STOL competitions. I also received the Charles Lindbergh Reserve Grand Champion Award at EAA AirVenture for Light Sport Plane in 2018 with Yee-Haw 6 and won it AGAIN this year with Yee-Haw 7. Both planes have Yamaha engines with SkyTrax PSRU. I am really enjoying having Edge Performance's EPeX Yamaha 300 HP engine in Yee-Haw 7 this year. Call me if you are interested in getting a Highlander for yourself. Check out my YouTube channel, Steve Henry and our webpage: WildWestAircraft.com Always an adventure.......Get out there!