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Great Planes Aviation Sep 29, 2019 3:15:22 PM 8 min read

Aviation Pilot Program Takes Flight in Rochester

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Great Planes Aviation Jan 31, 2019 6:46:04 AM 4 min read

Our view: Aviation program fits industry, student needs

There is much to like about the new aviation pilot program introduced last week by ...
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Great Planes Aviation Jan 24, 2019 11:45:20 AM 7 min read

RCTC Announces New Aviation Program

(Rochester, MN)— In response to current industry demand and impending critical workforce ...
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Terry Pretzloff Jan 17, 2019 3:27:30 PM 1 min read

Ask ATC: Flight Following vs. Flight Plan

You’ve filed a VFR flight plan. Do you also need VFR flight following? Air traffic ...
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Great Planes Aviation Jan 8, 2019 12:54:42 PM 3 min read

Cycling a Prop

Featuring Wally Moran
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Terry Pretzloff Sep 18, 2018 7:03:18 AM 14 min read

Instrument Approach Briefing

Part of being a safe IFR pilot is conducting a proper instrument approach briefing. An ...
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Terry Pretzloff Sep 11, 2018 8:12:12 AM 6 min read

Flight Following – Is It Really Necessary?

Over the last few years, I have had several debates with a pilot friend over the use of ...
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Great Planes Aviation Sep 4, 2018 5:14:35 PM 5 min read

Business soaring for Rochester aviation company

Since as far back as he can remember, Nick Fancher has had a passion for flying.
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Great Planes Aviation Aug 31, 2018 12:22:17 PM 2 min read

Rochester International Airport to conduct Full Scale Emergency Exercise

On September 14th 2018, a full scale emergency exercise involving Rochester and Olmsted ...
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Great Planes Aviation Nov 21, 2017 6:29:28 AM 10 min read

Great Planes Aviation Gaining Traction with Rochester Flight School

Rochester resident Nick Fancher is taking the city into the skies. This lifelong aviation ...
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