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Files & Documents



  • Aviation Weather

  • 1-800-WXBRIEF

  • Air Nav

  • FltPlan.com

  • FAA Pilot Web




  • Airplane Flying Handbook

  • Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

  • Instrument Flying Handbook

  • Weight & Balance Handbook

  • Advanced Avionics Handbook

From our Blog


Aviation Pilot Program Takes Flight in Rochester

September 26, 2019 10:41 PM (ABC 6 News) — With a growing pilot shortage across the country, recruiting and building the next generation of pilots depends on innovative educational programs.  A new two year program in southeastern Minnesota may be just the ticket. “It’s something that I wanted to do my whole life,” said Colin […]

Full Service Flight School

Our view: Aviation program fits industry, student needs

There is much to like about the new aviation pilot program introduced last week by Rochester Community & Technical College. First, the program fills an anticipated need for pilots at all levels of aviation. Second, it gives students an opportunity to connect classroom learning with the kind of hands-on training that so many employers say […]

RCTC Announces New Aviation Program

(Rochester, MN)— In response to current industry demand and impending critical workforce shortages, Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC), working in partnership with Rochester-based Great Planes Aviation, announced the addition of a new Aviation Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree program at the College.  The College made the announcement at an event held today at […]

Ask ATC: Flight Following vs. Flight Plan

Here is a short video that summarizes why we teach our students to use flight following. Enjoy!

Cycling a Prop

Featuring Wally Moran Subscriber question: “My POH tells me to cycle my constant speed propeller three times only on the first flight of the day. Why is that? Shouldn’t it be required for every flight?” – Charles M. Wally: “The pitch on your constant speed propeller is controlled by the propeller governor which uses engine oil […]

Great Planes Aviation

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