Thunderbird Aviation

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Over the past four and a half decades, Thunderbird Aviation has helped thousands of people become pilots. Whether it’s sport pilot, or ATP (or anything in between) we can help you reach your flying goals. Thunderbird Aviation is the leading provider of flight training in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area.

Thunderbird Aviation has been in operation at the Flying Cloud Airport since 1962. We provide charter services, aircraft maintenance as well as flight training.

Thunderbird Aviation owns and maintains the largest fleet of aircraft for instruction and rental in the state. With over 30 aircraft, including 10 different types, we have the right aircraft for your needs.

We are the official aviation training provider for Academy College, a fully accredited college located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Thunderbird Aviation’s programs have been training quality pilots and managers for years.

Aviation Training Facilities


Flight School - Fixed WingHour Building ProgramsAviation Degree Programs

Programs & Courses

Private Pilot LicenseCommercial Pilot LicenseAirline Transport PilotFlight Instructor (CFI / FI)Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII / IRI)Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)Instrument Rating (IR)Multi-Engine Rating
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Flying Cloud Airport
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
United States

+1 (952) 941-1212

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