Hello, my name is Steve Phillips. I moved to the Iron Mountain area in 1974 after my four-year enlistment in the Air Force was over. I met my future wife a year later. Patti and I were married in 1975. We moved to our current home in the Florence area in 1981 and raised two fine sons, Christopher and Nicholas.
My love of aviation started when I was in high school in Appleton Wisconsin. My father was a B17 pilot in WW2. For my 16th birthday my parents gave me a solo certificate for flying lessons at the airport. I loved it so much that I started working for Max Air as a line boy to pay for the rest of my training. I received my pilot’s license in 1969. I then traveled to Tulsa to attend Spartan School of Aeronautics and received my aircraft mechanic license in 1970.
I started flying missions for Bob Larson in 1992 and have enjoyed helping people that need medical treatment that larger facilities can offer outside of the UP. Northwoods Airlifeline is an extremely worthwhile organization and I’m proud to be part of it!