Great Planes Aviation
Who:  Great Planes Aviation was started by Nick Fancher

What:  Currently providing training facilities, aircraft and instructors for student pilots

When:  Most days and sometimes at night.

Where:  Rochester IAP Airport.  7300 Brataas Drive SW, 2nd floor
Take the County Rd 16 SW exit off Highway 63 to the west.  Take the "General Aviation" turn-in that is just west of the airline terminal turn-in.  Great Planes Aviation is the first building as you drive toward Signature Flight Support.  It is sometimes referred to as the "Old Weather Building".  The door is on the SE side of the building. 

Airplanes:  See the Great Planes website for current airplanes and their equipment.


  • Jim Perry
  • Scott Koon
  • Kyle Herring
  • Scott Worden


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  Rochester Rising Magazine article about Great Planes Aviation



What's Happening
Aviation Pathways
Great Planes Aviation
SE MN Flying Club
Signature Flight Support
Rochester IAP
Dodge Center

Handy Links for Pilots
Information such as
Weather, Charts, Publications etc.


This website is maintained by Dick Fechter and provides unofficial information about general aviation happenings in SE Minnesota.

Everyone is invited to helping me to keep this information current, ask questions and keep me straight.