Minnesota's 'Baron of Beechcraft' Closes Out Career
Don Rott Looks Back At Historic Run In Aviation Business
December 1, 2021
One of the great things about visiting Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE) is you never know what is hidden behind a given set of hangar doors.
It could be a Cessna 152, or something exotic like a YAK-18 or an Aero Vodochody L-29. You might even meet a Minnesota aviation legend like Don Rott.
On a cool October day, I had the great pleasure to sit down with Don and reminisce.
Before our meeting I did not know him, but after I had, I was a richer man for our conversation, after getting a glimpse into a 50-year career that touched many facets of Minnesota aviation.
The day was bittersweet in...