At 12 years old, Peter Strommen went on a fishing trip in Canada with his Grandpa. To his surprise, they flew a floatplane to their destination. On that trip, his love of flying was born. He got his Private Pilot Certificate in High School and took a detour during his college years to complete his ratings. Even though he did not pursue an aviation related job, General Aviation was always his first love. After finishing one rating, he would soon look at what the next one could be. He engaged with the General Aviation community at Flying Cloud Airport and loved to be mentored by seasoned pilots. He aspired to make General Aviation accessible to teens and young adults, the age he was when he fell in love with aviation.
In 2018, Peter purchased a Piper Archer to instruct teens and young adults how to fly. Not long after he purchased the plane, he passed away at 50 years young.
The Archer will soon be available for rent at Inflight Pilot Training, at Flying Cloud Airport in Minnesota. All revenue from the Archer will go towards the scholarship that will help make dreams come true. Throughout his life, Peter touched the lives of many people, and his legacy will continue to do so through this scholarship.