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Thunderbird Aviation

Letter from Director of Operations
Welcome to Thunderbird Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport!

Our goal is to deliver great service without all the fees. We hire smart, enthusiastic people who "get it" and I hope you'll give us a try the next time your travels take you through the Twin Cities so we can show you the Thunderbird Difference.

Safe Flying!

Corey Grape
General Manager

Thunderbird Aviation has been a fixture at Flying Cloud Airport for almost 60 years. Our current Executive Terminal opened in 2012 and was designed specifically to enhance the travel experience for both passengers and flight crews, providing a truly first-class gateway into the Twin Cities.

Our FBO facility was designed with safety and security top-of-mind to ensure absolute privacy for our customers. With the recent rise of COVID-19, our separate foyers, sliding doors, and touch-less remote access systems allow customers a seamless entry and exit in a controlled environment.

Our award-winning FBO provides the best in private aviation services and amenities, including passenger and pilot lounges, a full-service catering kitchen, pilot sleep room, dedicated flight planning area, and an upscale conference room with stunning views of the airport. The facility has a dedicated concierge desk that can handle any request, from in-flight catering to ground transportation and hotel accommodations. Our FBO experience is truly unique for flight crews, with our famous popcorn and ice cream, wine promotions, bottled water, and seasonal amenities. Thunderbird Aviation's facility is ideally situated in the middle of the airfield and includes a seamless passenger transition to and from the aircraft ramp in all weather conditions.

Our Mission
Thunderbird Aviation strives to be the most trusted and respected provider of aviation services in the upper-Midwest. Through our culture of professionalism and teamwork, we are dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and affordable services to our customers. We aim to increase customer loyalty and grow our business through our core values of honesty, integrity, and commitment to general aviation.

Flying Cloud Airport
ASRI 130.05

14091 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
United States of America

Fax 952-941-6601

General Manager

Mr. Corey Grape

Office line(952)941-1212

 NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   AEG Fuels   Everest Fuel   Shell Aviation Contract Fuel   UVair   Shell AeroClass   Contract Fuel   Courtesy car   Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Aviation Fuel
  • Aircraft Charters
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Parts
  • Aircraft Parking and Heated/Unheated Hangers
  • Aircraft Sales / Brokerage
  • New Executive Terminal Coming Summer 2012
  • Rotax Engines Approved Mechanics
  • Complete Line Services
  • FAA Approved Part 141 Flight Training
  • Cessna Pilot Center
  • Largest Rental Fleet in Minnesota
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pilot Lounge
Aviation fuel services
Brand: Shell
Fueling hours: 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM - Available after hours upon prior request.
100LL Avgas Full service    $5.05   $4.75
Jet A Full service    $5.10   $4.80
Discounts: Competitive volume discounts and incentive all the free popcorn and bottled water you want!

Top It Off Tuesdays; Come Visit us on Tuesdays and we will waive your MAC Fuel Flow tax fee!
Prices include all taxes.
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Comments from AirNav users
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From Chris Keating on 19-Jul-2020

  Spent a couple nights here. The staff was all very accommodating and friendly. Very easy process with no fees.
From Cory Johnson on 15-Oct-2019

  I stopped at KFCM to overnight on a trip from Seattle to Charlotte. We landed quite late but the staff at Thunderbird met us at the plane, helped with luggage and made sure we had what we needed. I definitely recommend this FBO.
From Michael Dowell on 31-Dec-2018

  I have been to Flying Cloud many times; most of the time I have patronized Thunderbird Aviation. Earlier this year, I was there overnight and was treated extremely well. However, recently I came in and I had picked up more ice on my deiced airplane than I had anticipated. Thunderbird was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! They put my Seneca in a heated hangar to thaw and wiped it down afterwards. Of course, I bought fuel. But this is a first class business and was glad to do business with such a professional and gracious FBO. From now on, there is NO WHERE I will be other than at THUNDERBIRD when at FCM! Thanks to you all!
From Jerry Sheehy on 11-Oct-2018

  I was treated very well here. When I called, they were very helpful and arranged for a crew car rental. We landed in our 1947 Bonanza on a rainy afternoon and they pulled the car up to the aircraft, helped us with our bags, and took care of our aircraft. They are very friendly and helpful. NO RAMP FEES!
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