Fly with Orchard Beach Aviation and see for yourself the beauty northern Michigan has to offer!
-computer for flight planning
Aircraft are fueled at the fueling pumps near the terminal during regular business hours by Orchard Beach Aviation personnel.
During business hours: Obtain keys and headsets at front desk
After business hours: Let us know and we will arrange for the keys and headsets (if needed) will be either in the office or aircraft
During business hours: Aircraft can be returned to hanger, or fuel pumps if low on gas. If in doubt, ask on UNICOM After business hours: Either in front of hanger or in tie down spot if windy conditions present.
You will be reimbursed up to our cost of fuel
Please call office, Instructor, or Director of Maintenance
If needed, tie downs are available on ramp if aircraft is not to be put back in hanger.
Usually full (38 gal usuable). Give as much advance notice as possible is different fuel load is needed.
Minneapolis Center on either 120.85 or 132.9
Downtown Manistee (3nm), Manistee Lake (5nm), Portage Lake (5nm), Shoreline west of airport (2.5nm)
Back taxi required to reach runway 36
Holding short of 9,27,18. Taxiway “A” for 36 (prior to back taxi)
Use caution on early morning departures on 36, upwind goes right over casino and RV park
Hump crossing runway intersection taking off 18/36
Use caution over casino late at night or early morning. Flight path for 36 departures and 18 arrivals go right over casino RV parking lot.
Tower south end of Manistee Lake (1165 MSL)
Restricted area/MOA middle of Lake Michigan (rarely active) Restricted area around Grayling/Gaylord area (often active)
Rising terrain off runway 36 towards casino
Traverse City, Bellaire, Mackinac Island, Beaver Island
Sleeping Bear dunes, Silver Lake sand dunes, Big Sable Point, Point Betsie, Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas, Manitou Islands, Fox Islands, Beaver Island, Mackinac Island
18/36 runway lights may disappear behind trees on approach at night. Airport beacon blends with airport lights approaching from south, hides behind hill approaching from North - Northwest
Feb. 4, 2014, 12:54 a.m.