Jake’s Blog


June 1, 2021

I met Jerry Soderstrom some 40 years ago when he was the pilot for the richest man in the world. At that time I was President, General Manager and one of two owners of Associated Air Center. At Associated Air Center, I oversaw the modifications, maintenance and completions of airliners, helicopters and VIP aircraft.


May 1, 2021

After the crazy past year of health concerns and personal and business challenges, I can clearly relate to the soldier who cautiously decides to stick his head out of a foxhole and take a peek to see what is on the horizon after it appears that the shooting or bombing has stopped. Perhaps you feel […]


April 1, 2021

As part of KA leadership’s ongoing servant leadership training, we are performing some “soul searching” exercises and sharing.  We each completed a survey to determine how we perceived our own behavior and skills, and several peers completed a survey to rate us on a confidential basis.   We then reviewed our perceptions and compared them to […]


March 1, 2021

For many years I have sat down each month and written personal notes to each one of our employees on his or her birthday and anniversary. Over the past couple of years, my wife, Barbara, has handmade each card I have sent. (This is a useful purpose for the truck loads of scrap book and […]


February 1, 2021

Now that there is a Covid vaccine in the wings, I am getting the same feelings that I once got prior to jumping out of an airplane for the first time. As a young, bullet proof pilot, I would hear people say, “Who would ever want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” That […]

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