Dane Hilger was born in Pittsburg, KS. His introduction to aviation came from a family friend, Clarence Easley, in the summer of 2013 who took Dane up in his 1946 Piper J3 Cub. He took private lessons from him until his enrollment in Ozarka College's AAS-Commercial Pilot program. Currently working towards his private pilots licence, he plans to graduate in the Spring of 2021. After graduation he hopes to join Walmart's pilot internship program and eventually have a long-term career flying for a charter airline.