About Us

About Thunderbird

Thunderbird Aviation, a leader in aviation since 1962, is a full service provider of aviation fuels and aircraft maintenance at both Flying Cloud Airport and Crystal Airport. We are also the largest flight school in the Twin Cities and have the widest variety of aircraft for public rental.

Thunderbird offers full FBO services including aircraft maintenance, the state largest flight training fleet, aircraft fuel, on-demand charter, pilot shop, aircraft parts, new Tecnam aircraft sales and service, and preowned aircraft sales and brokerage. We are located at Minnesota’s Flying Cloud (KFCM) and Crystal (KMIC) airports.

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 loyalty and grow our business through our core values of honesty, integrity, and commitment to general aviation.

Flying-Cloud-Airport-KFCM-Location-Thunderbird-AviationFlying Cloud Airport (KFCM) Location

Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Downtown Minneapolis, the Flying Cloud Airport serves as the primary airport in the western Twin Cities. It has three runways and full precision instrument approach capabilities. Make Thunderbird Aviation at the Flying Cloud Airport your next destination.

Crystal Airport (KMIC) Location

Located 10 miles northwest of Downtown Minneapolis, the Crystal Airport is a perfect place to land for your next meeting or event. It has 4 runways and instrument approaches, and easy access to major highways (just 10 minutes to downtown). Make Thunderbird Aviation at the Crystal Airport you next destination.