"Just wanted to let everyone know what a great positive experience I had at Pietsch in Minot ND last week. I had been having trouble with my 231 banking to the left and decided I would take it down to Pietsch, a three and a half hour flight to get things done by some one how knows Mooneys. Jay the new own made time for me even after I got weathered out and was a day late in arriving. We took the plane out for a demo flight, he took the controls to get the feel and then wen back to the shop, used the travel boards, made some adjustments, we went up again, made some more adjustments and then flew it again...straight as an arrow, after 8 years of the auto bank. Great shop, there where Mooneys, war birds and others all being worked on. The mechanic were all very nice guys as well. The Air Museum was not open for the season yet but Jay said he would give the manager (and one of the co founders) a call and ask if he could give us the tour. We had a private tour, very impressive, three Mustangs, a Spitfire and many more great planes (all flyable I might add), just parked in the museum and get pull out regularly..unbelievable. Also on one of the demo flights the Canadian Snow Birds came into the airport, I landed between two of the sorties..I now tell people I few with the Snow Birds. This airport was by far the best GA experience I have had in my 13 years since I started flying. If all GA was done like this, GA would not only be surviving, it would thriving. I'd like to say thank you Jay for everything, cant say enough about the experience."
“It is cool to see the great community that exists in aviation. Dad, Bridger, and I hopped over to Stanley this evening to enjoy the nice weather and get some fuel. As we gassed up the plane, we watched as the front tire slowly went flat. We called Jay Blessum from Minot Aero Center and he grabbed a spare tire, jumped in a plane and flew over, at 7pm. Another gentleman who put fuel on before us also stayed there for over an hour to help us put on the new tire when Jay got there. The Stanley Airport manager also stopped by and helped us out. It is wonderful to have friends and the general aviation world is full them. Shout out to Jay and the Minot Aero Center for always providing service above and beyond.”
“I would like to thank Minot Aero Center, Jay Blessum, Austin Greenheck, Oklahoma Airmen Flying Club, and everyone that helped get this amazing dream back to North Dakota. If you are ever thinking of flying-you can do it. Minot Aero Center has wonderful pilots and mechanics that make dreams come true!”
"Come learn to fly at the Minot Aero Center!"
"Suzanne, you and the Minot Aero Center team set a high bar! I have yet to find a place to fly as great as yours! I can't wait to get back that way soon."
“Thanks for the first introductory flight, I look forward to continuing my private pilot’s license with you!”
“A place where you feel like family. A community of aviators who’s passion for aviation will take you to new heights both figuratively and literally. If you love airplanes and flying, this is the place to be in Minot. Family run and owned. Minot Aero Center is an excellent place to learn to fly!!! Thank you for making people’s dreams a reality.”
“Unexpected stop on our way to an airshow. The whole team here has gone over the top and done an incredible job getting this bird back up and running! All of us at 45 North Airshows thank you very much! The show must go on.”
“Cool place and they offer drone testing for part 107.”
“It was awesome! I’m glad I finally did it. Thanks, Alex.”