7300 Brataas Drive SW Rochester, MN

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Great Planes Aviation

Flight School

Your destination for quality and competitively priced flight training programs


We provide 24/7 aircraft maintenance to a variety of aircraft with our FAA licensed mechanics.


We offer a full range of aircraft avionics solutions to keep you in the air


Our in-house solutions and network of best-in-class providers allow us access to a wide range of aircraft to get you to your destination in class

The Great Planes


Great Planes Aviation is committed to providing clean, modern, well maintained aircraft backed by seasoned flight instructors and highly experienced crew. For business or pleasure, travel is both an experience and an investment. As your trusted advisor, we’ll help you develop a strategy that maximizes your aviation investment. With Great Planes Aviation, you’re never tied to a single aviation solution. Based on your training requirements/flight history, we’ll consider flight training, pilot services, charter, membership, ownership or a combination thereof. By leveraging our internal resources and tapping our network of preferred providers, we can offer the best possible options, even as business conditions and your flight requirements change.

You will be happy you chose to fly with us!

Take to the skies with a hands-on aviation education program from Rochester Community & Technical College powered by Great Planes Aviation

– Courses start Fall 2019 –

Prospective Students

Do you want a career in aviation?

There is no better time than now to take flight with a career as a pilot! The numbers predicted by Boeing and Airbus forecast the need for as many as 617,000 new pilots by 2035!

  • High earning potential
  • Generous signing bonuses
  • Flexible schedules
  • Travel benefits
  • Excellent retirement
  • Growing industry

Happy Aviator's


I like Great Planes Aviation flight school because you can progress at your own pace so your learning is not rushed. The instructors take the time for you to learn and create a welcoming environment for you to feel comfortable, ask questions, and make everything understandable.


Great business, great staff, and literally great planes. They are a business but a business that cares strongly about their clients and the consumer.


Awesome, knowledgeable and friendly instructors, great service and meticulously maintained airplanes!


I took my first flight lesson from Great Planes and it was an awesome experience!


Knowledgable mechanics, great service! I brought my airplane to Isaac after receiving an alternator failure. He was quick to determine the problem and got the repair done promptly!


Many flight schools use older airplanes as trainers, but not Great Planes. I was amazed of how new their airplanes are and how good of condition they are in.


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