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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

We are a complete general aviation service provider, in business for over 50 years, offering a full service FBO, aircraft maintenance facility, and a FAR 141 and 61 flight school. Thunderbird Aviation has the NEWEST FBO facility in Minnesota at our Flying Cloud location and we can handle anything from Gulfstreams to Super Cubs!

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    $5.74   $5.44
Jet A Full service    $5.80   $5.50
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 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!
From Brian Teel on 02-Aug-2017

  I have done this twice a year apart! I Called ahead, and reserved a rental car. Then I flew in a 1966 PA32 Cherokee, as I am parking my rental car appears out of nowhere and the linemen help remove luggage and tow the plane to tie-down. I let them know how much fuel to put in the plane, go and sign some papers for the car and drive away. They are nothing less than Platinum Status, far beyond first class.
From Patrick Bujold on 12-Jul-2017

  FBO experience is all about hospitality. The line crew is on the spot far more often than not. They are courteous and attentive and treat our planes like their own. The facilities are spotless with attention to detail. Complimentary water and popcorn are good examples. The desk staff know this business, and nearly anticipate what I need before I ask. But don't hesitate to ask. Your needs will be accommodated. Thunderbird Aviation is a well oiled machine. Stop in to experience hospitality at its best.
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