General Aviation

Airplane in hangar

General aviation (GA) encompasses all civilian flying except scheduled commercial airlines. GA includes many different types of aircraft and purposes for flying. RST is frequented by corporate jet travel, air ambulance operations, and international aircraft arrivals.


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. Based on your training requirements,/flight history, flight training, pilot services, charter, membership, ownership or a combination thereof is offered. By leveraging internal resources and tapping a network of preferred providers, Great Planes Aviation can offer the best possible options, even as business conditions and your flight requirements change. Learn more about Great Planes Aviation.


Rochester Community and Technical College has established an Aviation Pilot program in partnership with Great Planes Aviation and RST. Gain industry knowledge with ground school classes taught by RCTC instructors. Then, take to the skies with Great Planes Aviation flight lessons at RST. Learn more about the RCTC Aviation Pilot program.


Aviation Pathways is your connection to everything aviation in southeast MN. From careers and training to business and connections, they provide a helping hand. Aviation Pathways is nonprofit, established by a group of area individuals who saw the need to open pathways to aviation. Learn more about Aviation Pathways.


The Southeastern Minnesota Flying Club (SEMFC) is based at RST. Established in 1958, SEMFC is the oldest flying club in the Upper Midwest and one of the oldest flying clubs in the country. Learn more about the Flying Club.


Private Jet Solutions utilizes a network of best-in-class operators to customize a solution to your specific flight requirements.  Charter, aircraft management, and aircraft brokerage services are available.  Learn more about Private Jet Solutions.