About Us


About Detroit Lakes Aviation

Mark Bergen (Co-Owner)
Mark graduated from Embry Riddle Aviation of Daytona Beach, Florida and has been in the field for 28 years. Along with holding a commercial license, Mark is an A&P/IA and is a licensed instructor for Multi-Engine, Instrument Land, and Seaplane.

Erik Carlson (Co-Owner)
Erik has extensive knowledge of general and commercial aviation and has worked in the field for over 20 years. Erik Graduated from Northland Technical College of Thief River Falls, MN and is an exceptional A&P/IA and private pilot. Erik worked for Northwest Airlines for many years on the A320 program before opening shop here in Detroit Lakes.

Mike Krieger (Mechanic)
Mike brings over 20 years of experience and enthusiasm to the team as a highly skilled A&P mechanic. Mike is also an accomplished pilot, with vast knowledge of piston to small jet aircraft. Mike's previous experience was in the diesel maintenance field.

Joel Grant (Mechanic)
Joel graduated from Northland Technical College of Thief River Falls, MN and is new to the world of aviation with 2 years of experience at Detroit Lakes Aviation as an A&P mechanic. Joel has a passion for experimental aircraft and fabric covered airplanes.

Austin Eiter (Pilot/New Business Acquisition)
Austin is a recent graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Unmanned Aircraft and a specialization in Business Aviation. Austin has a passion for creating and maintaining relationships with both current and future customers, and is very distinguished pilot with Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument, and CFI ratings.

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