Welcome to Red Wing Aviation


Private Jet


Aircraft Maintenance






Where would you like to go?
Travel on your terms in complete comfort and privacy.
Experience The New First Class.


Enjoy in-flight luxury, convenience, and privacy with the flexibility to schedule your flight at the time and airport of your choice.


Enjoy hassle-free travel to destinations in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, and Central and South America.

Say goodbye to long check-in lines and lost luggage.  Fly on your own terms - when you want, where you want.


Aircraft Management

We  understand the benefits and responsibilities of managing your own aircraft. If you want to save time or are looking for a way to offset expenses, we can help.

Red Wing Aviation offers personalized aircraft management solutions for current and potential aircraft owners who want to maximize the benefits while minimizing the burden of aircraft ownership.




At Red Wing Aviation, safety is at the foundation of all of our services. Our steadfast dedication to passenger safety and security is supported by a comprehensive program of internal review and third party audits. Our planes and flight crew are rated as ARG/US Gold and Wyvern Registered.

Aircraft MAintenance

Red Wing Aviation is a certified FAA Part-145 Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Station.

Our experienced maintenance team provides:

  • Aircraft Inspection, Annuals, and AAIP

  • Aircraft Weigh Station using General Electrodynamics Weight Scales

  • Dynamic Prop balancing

  • Pitot-Static Transponder checks

  • Factory Trained aviation mechanic for Lycoming, TCM, Pratt Whitney JT15

  • Factory Trained aircraft mechanic for Mooney Aircraft

  • Authorized Installation Center for Ice Shield Pneumatic Boots

  • Engine Change Capability

  • RVSM Certification



Pilot Training

Red Wing Aviation has trained pilots for over a decade in the CE-500 series aircraft in both Part 91 and Part 135 environments.


Our training takes place in our CE-560 Ultra Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS), manufactured in 2018, and equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics.

Because our flight instructors are current line-qualified captains, real-life knowledge and experience is incorporated in every flight session. CE-500 Initial and Recurrent Type Rating courses were designed by pilots for pilots, with the intent of teaching beyond the checkride and into real-life scenarios faced by the every-day pilot.

Are you a Part 135 Operator? No problem! Our staff knows the challenges and demands of 135 operations, and will assist from manual development to cost-effective 293 and 297 checking, flight training, or even simulator dry-lease. Once approved by your POI as a training partner, we can offer the convenience of helping with your training requirements in a custom and effective manner that meets your operational needs.

Regardless of your level of flight experience, you'll enjoy training with the citation operators who know the CE-500 best!


our Fleet


Cessna Citation Jets

Aircraft in the Citation V/Ultra series are known for economical performance and short takeoff distance capabilities. Let us help you get closer to your final destination!


Meet The Team

Wes Black


Wes Converse is the CEO and founder of Red Wing Aviation. With over 35 years in aviation, he is an expert in both aircraft maintenance and operations.  His aviation career began in the United States Air Force maintaining B52's.  He continued as a commercial airline pilot building over 16,000 hours of flight time. In 1990 he founded the company as a maintenance repair facility and added the charter certificate is 2005.


Harrison is an ATP licensed pilot and Instructor with 10+ years' aerospace experience. He has a bachelor's degree in Flight Science and Master's Degree in Business from Western Michigan University, where he also spent several years teaching at WMU's College of Aviation. He has worked in leadership roles at companies such as JMJ Consulting and American Airlines. Currently he serves as Director of Training overseeing simulator, flight, ground, and online training programs at Red Wing Aviation.


Todd has over 32 years of experience working in the aviation field. He began his aviation career in the US Army, working on turbine engines and helicopters. Over the years Todd has worked on many airframes in varying environments and positions, including contract maintenance positions in Southwest Asia. He has been with Red Wing Aviation since 2012 and has been the Director of Maintenance since 2016. In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with family, friends, and dog Diesel, boating, golfing, hunting, and fishing.



Red Wing Aviation is an FAA certified Part-135 charter operator, FAA Part-145 aircraft maintenance and repair station, aircraft management company, and pilot training facility. 

Our steadfast dedication to passenger safety and security is supported by a comprehensive program of internal review and third-party audits. Our planes and flight crew are rated as ARG/US Gold and Wyvern Registered.

Founded in 1990, the company is based at the Red Wing Regional Airport, just 50 miles from the Minneapolis / St. Paul Twin Cities.