Get your wings on with us! We are located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. Take to the skies and discover the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Mackinac Island, Torch lake and so much more. Reserve your airplane now!
For your enjoyment we offer complimentary WiFi, coffee and water. Also available is a nice Pilot lounge with Redbird Simulator and flight planning computer. Crew Bikes available on site to get into town (1 mile to downtown). Looking for instruction? We provide Sport, Private and Instrument instruction as well as tailwheel and Seaplane training.
Giving Wings Aviation, LLC
Cherry Capital Airport
Aircraft are fuel by AvFlight. Phone number is on the checklist. Tell them to bill to Giving Wings Aviation.
access to aircraft during business hours
Keys and flight book will be given to you upon arrival.
returning aircraft during business hours
We will meet you at the aircraft!
returning aircraft after business hours
Prior arrangement require. Please speak with Eric
getting reimbursed if you buy fuel elsewhere
Fuel purchased away from TVC is reimbursed at the local AvFlight rate.
standard departure procedures
"Class D airspace. Active Air Carrier and Training environment. Know your phraseology!
No low level flights over Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Life vests will be provided for flights over water beyond gliding distance."
best way to get flight following
Minneapolis Center 132.9
typical TFR considerations
TFR during Cherry Festival Airshow. See NOTAM.
Many towers west of Downtown!
unique weather challenges / microclimates
Lake effect snow! Northerly thermal winds can pop up as the city heats up in the summer. Usually happen between 4 and 8 p.m.
best airports to visit in the area
Harbor Springs has a great crew car and wonderful atmosphere. Saint Ignace has a great staff.
restrictions which apply to any nearby national parks
Sleeping Bear Dunes remain 2,000 ft. AGL and 2,000 ft. horizontal.
taxiing to the runways
Let ground know you are at Denton Farms and request to return to Denton Farms upon landing.
run up area
There is a designated run up area for 28 off to the left as you approach the runway.
What does the tower want you to do before you call ready for takeoff?
The tower will want to know what your direction of flight will be (e.g. departing to the NW)
preferred pattern entries
1600 ft. MSL
July 6, 2016, 3:29 p.m.