THe history of The minot aero Center
In the mid 1950’s Al began selling Mooneys and became an authorized Mooney service center. The business has grown into a full-service shop providing maintenance for our customers and on call maintenance for transients and air carrier operations, as well as flight instruction and pilot services.
as an mechanicIn the 1990’s, Pietsch Flying Service was renamed to Pietsch Aircraft Restoration & Repair, Inc.
In 2009, Warren Pietsch partnered with Brian Sturm to expand the business to a full service FBO. The business was then named the Minot Aero Center.
In December of 2017, Warren and Brian sold the fuel portion of the business to AvFlight.
The Minot Aero Center is under new ownership and management as of January 1, 2018 when the business was sold to Jay Blessum. Jay was hired as an A&P mechanic in 1990 by the original owner, Al Pietsch.
Jay went on to earn his IA, private pilot certificate, and commercial pilot certificate while employed with the company.
The Minot Aero Center has been serving corporate and general aviation from around the world since 1952! Our goal is to provide outstanding customer service to our customers at every opportunity.