Our mentors are experienced aircraft builders, former military and commercial pilots, local business owners and involved parents. Mentors guide the students in the construction of the aircraft and aid in the maintenance of the aircraft.
At Tango Flight, we provide beginner industry experience to our students and continued industry involvement to our retired partners. That’s more than a win-win. That’s a flight plan unlike any other.
President and Co-Founder - Dan@TangoFlight.org
Aviation is so integral to Dan Weyant’s life that he lives in an airpark outside Georgetown, Texas, with his wife Karen. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University, he began his career as a software consultant specializing in user-interface design, he left the industry to start engineering programs in Austin high schools. Weyant flies an RV-9A that he and his wife built and a 1946 J-3 Cub that belonged to his grandfather. He is the co-founder of Tango Flight.
Board Member - john@TangoFlight.org
John Craparo is the recipient of the 2016 Charles Lindbergh Grand Champion Aircraft Builder trophy in gyroplane from the Experimental Aircraft Association. Before retirement, Craparo worked as the senior vice president of information technology for Hewlett-Packard. He also holds a master’s degree of science in aviation, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration certification with privileges in airplane, seaplane, gyroplane, powered parachute, glider and — dating back to the beginning of aviation — the hot-air balloon.
Board Member - Sam@TangoFlight.org
Since joining the Air Force at 17, Sam Smith has flown 12 different aircrafts and has more than 4,000 flying hours. On the ground, Smith dedicated part of his career to electronic transportation. He has degrees in engineering from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Southern California. Retiring from the Air Force at 38 after serving in Asia and Europe, Smith worked as a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley and the Union Bank of Switzerland. Smith returned to Texas from California, trading surfboards for airplanes.
Board Member - Bryan@TangoFlight.org
Bryan Hallmark has such a passion for education and serving his community, he is not only on the board of directors for Tango Flight, he’s also on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and serves as the assistant superintendent of operations for Georgetown Independent School District. Hallmark. He has 19 years of experience in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator and completed his doctorate at Texas A&M in 2013. Let’s just say Hallmark wears many bomber hats.
Board Member - Janie@Tangoflight.org
With more than 14 years of experience in marketing and public relations, Janie Frieberg has a passion for philanthropy that has brought her to Tango Flight, allowing her to effectively integrate today’s youth into a community cause. In her spare time, she loves the outdoors and the arts – anything that keeps her creativity going strong. When not working for Tango Flight, Frieberg serves as the vice president and the director of marketing and communication at First Texas Bank in Georgetown, Texas.