Steve Krog, EAA 173799, of Hartford,
Wisconsin, will receive the 2008 Bax Seat Trophy tonight at 7 p.m.
during a special ceremony at the Theater in the Woods. The award,
established during EAA Oshkosh ’97 by FLYING magazine in honor of the
magazine’s columnist Gordon Baxter, was first presented in 1998, and
it’s given to the EAA member who perpetuates Baxter’s tradition of
communicating the excitement and romance of grassroots aviation.
Krog was born and raised in southwestern
Minnesota. Family friend and mentor Carroll Bressler, who gave Krog his
first airplane ride when he was 12 years old, introduced Krog to the
pleasure of aviation, and he has been hooked ever since. He earned his
private pilot certificate in 1969 and later earned his commercial ticket
as well as instrument and multiengine ratings. Krog eventually migrated
to Hartford, Wisconsin, in 1982.
Krog sold his marketing communications
firm and established Cub Air Flight LLC, a primary flight school for
sport and private pilot students who want to learn in a tailwheel
airplane. He also provides tailwheel training for vintage aircraft
owners. Steve’s passion for aviation can be seen in the articles he
writes, which appear in newsletters
for the Luscombe Association, Cub Newsletter editor/instructor to
receive Bax Seat Trophy Club, Taylorcraft Owners Club, Zenair, American
Waco Club, and Reach for the Sky, EAA’s learn-to-fly
Krog and his wife, Sharon, who is also a
pilot, own several aircraft, including a 1929 Brunner Winkle Bird, a
1941 Piper J-5A Cruiser (currently being restored), a 1945 Piper J-3, a
1946 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, and a 1947 Luscombe 8E. Steve and Sharon
have been AirVenture volunteers for more than 10 years. They also own
and manage the Cub Club, the Luscombe Association, and the Taylorcraft
Owners Club, three very active type clubs.