Karl Bergstrom was born in Stockholm, Sweden, where he discovered his passion in the mechanical trades and went to work for the Swedish airline, TransAir. After getting his aircraft maintenance certification and pilot’s license at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Karl Bergstrom went to work as chief mechanic for Tri-City Airways at the Pasco airport in 1968. He and wife Elenor opened their own aircraft maintenance shop in 1971, which was incorporated and became Bergstrom Aircraft in 1975. The company has prospered over the last 45 years under Karl and Elenor’s guidance.
Bergstrom Aircraft has established a scholarship — the Karl A. Bergstrom Memorial Aircraft Maintenance Technician Scholarship — in his memory. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a recipient seeking to further their education in the trade of aviation maintenance. To donate to this scholarship, please use the PayPal button below.
To read the featured article that the Tri-City Herald did on Karl’s passing, click here.
WE OFFER YOU THE SKY!
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