our flight instructors:

our approach:

Dave Prussner- ATP-MEL/SEL, Comm Gider,  CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G Tailwheel, High-Perfomance, Complex. Dave has over twenty-five thousand hours of time,  thousands of dual instruction given, has flown airline, air taxi, and much more in his career. Retired from the Airlines, Dave is a enthusiast of all things aviation and excited to share that passion as he did in Rapid City as the Chief Instructor at a flight school in the 70's.

Bijan Maleki- CMEL, CFI, Tailwheel, High-Perfomance, Complex. Bijan is an Aerospace Engineer as well as certified gearhead and co-owner of Plane Training. He is looking forward to completing his MEI and A&P as well as competing in IAC competition.


Each student is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help you reach your full potential. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you--your goals, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.

Miranda Rydstrom- CMEL, CFI, CFII, Tailwheel, High Performance, Complex. Miranda Manages an FBO in addition to co-owing Plane Flight Training. She follows in both her parents footsteps as a second generation pilot. Miranda is looking forward to completing her MEI and growing the general aviation community in Rapid City.

who we are

Everett Barnes, John Arneson, Christian Bael, and Andy Kahrs not pictured but key contributors to the team as flight instructors and proctors. 

We are enthusiasts, our culture is to create a general aviation community that welcomes all.

Ken Merrill- Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Winner, South Dakota Aviation Hall of Famer. ATP-MEL, CSEL,  CFI, CFII, MEI Tailwheel, High-Perfomance, Complex. Ken has tens of thousands of hours of time,  thousands of dual instruction given, has flown commuter airline, air taxi, aerial application and much more in his career. Ken opinion on his flying career "It has been a wonderful career.  I tell people I have never have to go to work, I get to go fly".

old school stick and rudder skills: modern philosophy