By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Crystal Open House Has Strong Bond

Retiring Lead Organizer Luke Gustafson Honors Mentor

 

Jeremy D. Dando

Maxwell Aircraft Service (Prop Shop) saved the day at this year's Crystal Airport Open House by providing last-minute hangar space for the event, said Lead Organizer Luke Gustafson.

Wrapping up another Crystal Airport Open House provided a bittersweet moment for Luke Gustafson. This year's record-setting event was his last as lead organizer.

"I'm only 48 years old, but I started with this event when I was 18," Gustafson said, adding he's been at Crystal Airport 30 years and involved with the event 28 years.

Maxwell Aircraft Service (Prop Shop) saved the day by providing last-minute hangar space for the event, Gustafson said. "Davey Heskin got things ready, all for free."

Gustafson flies a Cessna 172 with a smoke system, and he's training his godson, Odin, to fly it. "T...



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