MEET THE TEAM
I am John Caturia, one of the owners and pilots at Lake Country Air. I grew up in an aviation-loving family. Not surprisingly, since a very young age I dreamed of being a pilot. Several of my siblings, two nephews, and a niece are pilots as well. I am a Minnesota native and have been flying for almost 40 years.
After many personal trips to Lake of the Woods and the Northwest Angle to fish, my business partner and I decided to use our talents and skills to bring aviation back to that area. Because of this, we have expanded our company from a tour-only company to a tour and charter company. Now, if you choose to book a flight, there is no need to drive through Canadian customs to fish the Northwest Angle, nor is there the long boat ride across the lake. Our charter business expanded from there!
I am married to Sandy, my wife of over 30 years. We live out in the country in Southeast Minnesota, where we raised our three children. We now have five grandchildren and love spending time with them. Outside of spending my time with family and friends, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and flying. I look forward to flying with you!
Hi, I am Luke Thielen, one of the pilots for Lake Country Air. I have always enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, hunting and flying. I started flying when I was 16 and received my pilots license at an early age. I owned a Maule airplane for 7 years, building time and gaining experience. I am also a certified flight instructor.
I now operate our company’s De Havilland Beaver and Kodiak 100 aircraft, as well as help out with customers and managing the flights. I look forward to meeting you on your next flight with us.