“I’m Keith Lange, an Alaskan resident and Wildlife Biologist. As the steward of our wildlife control business, my days are dedicated to managing the delicate balance between nature and human spaces. My free time is spent flying the beautiful backcountry of Alaska.
My love affair with aircraft began at an early age, soaring alongside my father since I was just five years old. With a lifetime of aviation experience under my belt, I’ve proudly owned and flown 27 different aircraft and explored the skies in over 82 unique planes. Yet, throughout this journey, my heart has always gravitated toward the timeless simplicity of the Piper Cub series – from the iconic J-3s to the versatile Pa-11s, 12s and 18s.
Amongst my “pack” of aircrafts is a certified Pa-18-160 Super Cub stationed in Wasilla, Alaska that heads up our wildlife business. This Super Cub is more than a plane; it’s a vital partner in our wildlife management endeavors. Navigating to remote job sites where human intervention is essential, this aircraft allows me to respond to unique wildlife challenges.
This year marked a significant milestone as I fulfilled a lifelong dream. After years of observing the Valdez, Alaska STOL competitions from the sidelines, I finally had the chance to participate. My winning experience at Valdez in the Pa-18-160 Super Cub led me to participate in the 2023 National STOL season in the “Lower 48.” – Keith Lange