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Steve Durtschi

Utah State Liaison

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Steve is a Utah resident and after 60 years lives less than a mile from where he grew up.  He and his wife Cathy and have been married for 35 years and have two children.  (Their daughter is a FSS briefer in Prescott - ask for  Stefani as she loves hearing from back country pilots).  Steve has a degree in Geology from the University of Utah and worked as a Utah geologist before beginning a 25 year career as an engineer in the solid rocket propulsion industry.  He retired in 2010.  His first love is airplanes and he has restored and flown an Aeronca Chief, Boeing Stearman, Cessna L-19 Birddog, and a Cessna 185 which he  owns and roams the back country now for 17 years.  He also built and flew a Super Cub clone for a number of years.  In retirement, he is a volunteer manager of a local airport, Bountiful Skypark (BTF), and has a small aerial photography business and loves to work in his machine shop at the airport.  Steve is also president of the Utah Back Country Pilots Association.  UBCP looks after Utah's small but marvelous collection of remote recreational landing strips.

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