Aviation Pathways is your connection to everything aviation in SE MN


From careers and training to business and connections, we provide a helping hand. Aviation Pathways is nonprofit established by a group of area individuals who saw the need to open doorways. Aviation Pathways is here to help you:

  • Connect with businesses in the aviation field. These businesses reside at, but are independent of, the Rochester International Airport.

  • Learn how to pursue one of the many careers in Aviation. Flight attendants, airport administration, mechanics, pilots, baggage handlers, operations crew, security, air traffic controller, and more.

  • Finance your education through scholarships.

  • Learn more with events that allow you to connect.

Many of the people behind Aviation Pathways have had a lifetime career in aviation as pilots, mechanics, flight instructors, or own an aviation-related business. They know the ropes and they have a passion for the industry.  Aviation Pathways people want to make it more accessible for others. Aviation can be a mystery to the general public and can appear difficult to approach due to regulations, security, or just the uniqueness of this special industry. The people of Aviation Pathways will help you navigate your way into meaningful connections within the field of Aviation.

Karl Flying to RST.jpg