About Fly7k7

North Sioux City, SD


The first Graham Flying Service, which opened in the early 1940s, was owned by Edgar Graham, Sr., and was part of a government program to train pilots for World War II. In fact, over 1800 pilots were trained for World War Il at the first Graham Flying Service, located at the Graham Airport. 

Pilot Training Program

Graham Airport, located in North Sioux City, South Dakota, will soon offer pilot training courses with the newly reorganized Graham Flying Service. 

Graham Flying Service is proud to be working with Scott Taylor and Richard Quandt. Quandt has over 17,000 hours of flight time and holds the following certificates: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Rating (CFII), and is trained to instruct fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He is also a certified air frame and power plant mechanic (A&P). Taylor has over 1,000 hours of flight time and is a Certified Flight Instructor with instrument rating (CFI).

 The Graham Airport will offer full courses in ground school, and students can expect to begin classes in March of 2022. 

Students can expect to train in a Cessna 172 aircraft with a full glass panel and the latest flight technology for avionics. Graham Airport has a rich history dating back to the early 1900’s when it first opened as Rickenbacker Field.

Our community is bringing life back to the Graham Airport. This flight training and our development project is so exciting for North Sioux City. It is an honor to continue the wonderful history of this airport and the Graham family with the opening of Graham Flying Service and the Graham Development. I can’t wait to see new pilots training here at Graham,” says Jones.