SAFE - CONVENIENT - RELIABLE
Enjoy in-flight luxury, convenience, and privacy with the flexibility to schedule your flight at the time and airport of your choice.
THE PRIVATE JET CHARTER ADVANTAGE
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.
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.
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
Red Wing Aviation has trained pilots for over a decade in the CE-500 series aircraft in both Part 91 and Part 135 environments; however we now offer 142 flight training curriculums.
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. Our Part 142 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!
Meet The Team
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.
Tony is the Director of Flight Operations and has been with Red Wing Aviation since 2012. He is an ATP rated pilot with over 6,000 flight hours and is responsible for the Flight Operations Department. He oversees the movement of the aircraft and maintains operational control over Red Wing Aviation aircraft. Tony is also a four year veteran of the U.S. Army.
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.