About Acme Cub –
Acme Cub started in 1992 as Ptarmigan Air operating out of Space 801 on the Lake Hood Seaplane Base Commercial Finger.
Steve sold Ptarmigan air in late December 2003 and flew for Trans Northern in 2004 and switched to Medevac from 2007 through 2010. Williams started Acme Cub Training in 2011 operating float planes from his ACME Shack at Space 801, Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
In 2019 Acme Cub Training expanded as a full service for Bush and off airport Super Cubs and moved into a new hangar at 3610 Airport Drive Unit A, North Side of Lake Hood.
In addition to instruction, Acme is a full-service maintenance center for annual inspections, modifications, rebuilds and can fix anything you break. We can also do aircraft retrieval, repair and Ferry Flights.
Acme has flight instructors with 80 years combined flight experience and has seven instructors available for instruction. All the instructors have flown in the commercial aviation industry. Acme also has qualified mechanics for a variety of aircraft with dozens of years working in Alaska.
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With over 17,500 hours of flight time experience Steve has an ATP rating in Multi-Engine Land with Type Ratings for CE-500 and LR- Jet. He is also an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and a Gold Star Flight Instructor in Single and Multi-Engine Instrument Aircraft, and an Instrument Ground Instructor. In addition to owning and flying light twins, Beaver, Cessna, and Piper aircraft he has given instruction in nearly every model of single engine aircraft on floats and most Bush aircraft on Bushwheels. Additionally Williams is an FAA Certified A&P mechanic with an IA.
Pilot / flight Instructor
Jon is originally from Tennessee but loves Alaska.
Burchfield started flying at 22 Years-old soloed in 10 hours in a Cessna 152 at Galatin Tenn. The next year he took a year off to be a ski bum in Colorado. After that he hiked the Appalachian Trail to Maine to find a mountain lake. Once there after 100 miles of hiking a floatplane landed on the lake and that started him thinking about what bush pilots do. After the return home to Tennessee, he was motivated to start flying again and worked on his ratings.
While flying in Tennessee he flew the DeHavilland Twin Otter for skydivers and later flew the Cessna Caravan and PAC 750 aircraft.
At 27 years old Burchfield has amassed almost 3,000 flight hours and is a Single Engine Land and Sea Commercial Pilot, SEL Twin Engine, Certified Flight Instructor and is Instrument rated.
“Working at Acme Cub Training is fun, according to Jon who enjoys working in the hangar turning wrenches or instructing back country, off-airport LC control, and mountain flying.” Jon is the most recent addition to Acme Cub Training and started flying with Acme in the fall of 2020.
Pilot | Flight Instructor
Terry Cartee an Alaska born pilot who learned to fly at Merrill Field now has 50 years of flight experience. From the time he soloed his first plane in 1970 until today Cartee is known as an Alaskan aviation expert. Cartee has an ATP with experience in the Alaska Air National Guard. He also earned his Master Aviator Wings for piloting military helicopters for the Alaska Army National Guard. His flight experience includes International flights and has instructed Commercial and General Aviation pilots at Arctic Flyers and Acme Cub Training. Terry has a PA-18 200 H.P. Super Cub with STC’s that he flight tested and has owned and flown for 49 years.
Certified Welder | Oratex
Hudson is an Anchorage born pilot, welder and is experienced at fabric covering and specializes in Oratex fabric. Jared is a Certified Welder who received his training from Northern Industrial Training, Palmer Alaska. Hudson started working for Acme Cub Training in 2016 flying as a Commercial pilot on floats, wheels, and skis and to work on Cubs. In the summer Jared flies for Trail Ridge Air also located at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
Wing Builder | Fabric Expert
An Alaskan, Spohnholz graduated from Dimond High School and studied at Sheldon Jackson College is an avid outdoorsman and pilot. Randy has rebuilt or recovered two dozen sets of wings while working for Acme Cub Training. Randy is a master craftsman at rib-stitching learned while working on Bud Gurney and Charles Lindbergh’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft.
Born in Sitka Brian has experience from all over the state as an aircraft mechanic. He first started in Ketchikan at Tequan Air after getting an A&P from Sparks School of Aeronautics in the 1997. From Southeast Alaska he went North to Barrow (Utqiagvik) to work for Cape Smythe Air, later he moved to Anchorage to build DeHavilland Beavers, then to Rust’s Flying Service at Lake Hood, moved St. Mary’s in Western Alaska before moving back to Anchorage. Moy started working for Acme Cub Training in 2017 and enjoys working on Cubs.
Pilot | Mechanic | Oratex
Kueber gained experience and flight training from ACME Cub Training and can be seen working at ACME Hangar when he’s not working as a Production Process operator on the North Slope of Alaska. After flight training getting his Private Pilot license with ACME Cub Training, Steve Williams helped Jake find a Super Cub to buy. Kueber overhauled his Cub for off-airport operations as a lightweight Cub. During the rebuild Kueber covered his aircraft with Oratex fabric gaining fabric covering experience. Jake is originally from Valdez, Alaska, and spent four years in the US Marine Corps. Kueber has degrees in Process and Instrument Technology and is an avid bowhunter and loves to fish.
Office Manager | Mechanic
Anchorage born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. First job working on airplanes
Started as a dock boy at all the air taxi operations at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
Egeland holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Commercial Single Engine Land, and Single Engine Sea. Brett is working on a multi-engine land and plans to get his CFI. Egeland has worked for Acme part time while studying at UAA, and commercially fished on purse seiners during the summers in the Prince William Sound. Brett came to Acme in the Fall of 2020, and is the ACME office manager.
Facility Parts Runner
Originally from Sitka, Alaska,Gary spent 40 years of his life as a commercial fisherman during the fishing season and worked as an auto mechanic in the winters. Coming from the largest family in Sitka his whole family fished. He has worked at ACME Cub Training for a year as the hangar’s parts runner,does small projects, and cleaning and is the ACME hangar facility organizer. Gary has 22 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.