If it's not raining I'm flying!
Born and raised in southwestern Minnesota, Steve "migrated" to Wisconsin in 1982 and continues to reside in Hartford, Wisconsin. He has been interested in airplanes since he was old enough to know what they were, and family friend and mentor Carroll Bressler introduced him to the pleasure of aviation by giving him his first ride when he was 12 years old. Steve has been "hooked on aviation" ever since. He earned his private certificate in 1969 and completed his training in 1972, obtaining commercial and flight instructor certificates as well as instrument and multiengine ratings. Steve retired from and sold his marketing communications firm in early 2007 and established Cub Air Flight LLC, a primary flight school for sport and private pilot students who want to learn in a tailwheel airplane. He also provides tailwheel training for vintage aircraft owners. Steve and his wife, Sharon, who also flies, own several aircraft including a 1941 Piper J-5A Cruiser (currently being restored), a 1938, 1945, and a 1946 Piper J-3, a 1946 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, and a 1947 Luscombe 8E. Steve and Sharon have been AirVenture volunteers for well more than 12 years. They also own and manage the Cub Club, the Luscombe Association, and the Taylorcraft Owner's Club, three very active type clubs.