Twin Cities Cloud 7

With a fleet of six meticulously maintained and updated Cessna aircraft, the Minneapolis flying club Cloud 7 is based at the Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, MN.  Cloud 7 is the perfect place for newer pilots through seasoned career pilots.



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Minnesota's Premiere Flight Club

A powerful, versatile fleet of aircraft.

Our Fleet

TWO Cessna 172’s – TWO Cessna 182’s – TWO Cessna 210’s – see rates

210 Centurion

The Cessna 210 Centurion is a six-seat, high-performance, retractable-gear single-engined aircraft built to haul a massive payload at incredible speed.

  • Speed 165 KTS
  • Range 850 nm.
  • Payload with full fuel 1,002 lbs.
  • Cost per nm $1.02

182 Skylane

The Cessna 182 Skylane is a four-seat, single-engined airplane.  Its rugged airframe makes it an exceptionally well rounded aircraft.

  • Speed 135 KTS
  • Range 650 nm.
  • Payload with full fuel 830 lbs.
  • Cost per nm $0.96

172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing aircraft.  Its stable, predictable and safe design make it an ideal trainer and time builder.

  • Speed 110 KTS
  • Range 430 nm.
  • Payload with full fuel 640 lbs.
  • Cost per nm $0.80

Recent Blog Posts

See what is happening at our Minneapolis Flying Club!

Cloud 7 at the AOPA Minneapolis Fly-In, August 22

Cloud 7 at the AOPA Minneapolis Fly-In, August 22

Cloud 7 will be exhibiting at the AOPA Minneapolis Fly-In on Saturday, August 22 at the Anoka County Airport (KANE). Our display will be located near the "You Can Fly" area, and will be a chance for you to meet club members, see one of our Cessna 210s, and learn how...

Spring 2015 Open House and Plane Wash – May 28

Spring 2015 Open House and Plane Wash – May 28

Cloud 7's Spring 2015 open house and plane wash will be held from 3-7 PM on Thursday, May 28. This is one of two events each year where we wash and wax the airplanes, clean up the hangars, and have a BBQ (grills light at 5 PM) to promote camaraderie among the...

Pushing the envelope

Pushing the envelope

In December 2014, we installed a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on both of our 182Qs. The "Fresh Pick" STC from Trolltune increased the maximum gross takeoff weight (MGTOW) from 2950 to 3100 pounds, with no added parts and no modifications to the airframes....

Inner beauty

Inner beauty

N96418, our 1978 Cessna 182Q, is a fantastic airplane. A Horton STOL kit gives it great short field performance, and long range tanks make it a cross country champ. Its engine, though several years since its last overhaul, has maintained the compressions of a young...

FAA / MAC Pilot Meetings – October 7 and 18

FAA / MAC Pilot Meetings – October 7 and 18

It's been a while since the MAC and FCM Tower have held a  runway safety and noise abatement meeting, but two are coming up in October -- see below. Pilots who operate aircraft at Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) are invited to participate in upcoming pilot meetings being...

11th Annual Flying Cloud Air Tour – Saturday, September 20

11th Annual Flying Cloud Air Tour – Saturday, September 20

Cloud 7 members and friends, here's an opportunity you don't want to miss: Ben McQuillan's 11th Annual Flying Cloud Air Tour, scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014.  This will be a fun, 200 mile VFR trip to Springfield and Granite Falls, interrupted with go kart...

Our Aircraft Are Fully IFR Equipped With Garmin GTN 650’s.

Our members value versatility, safety, and capability.  This is why each of our aircraft are fully IFR equipped and contain modern avionics.  Our two Cessna 182 Skylanes and two Cessna 210 Centurions are equipped with autopilots, making cross country flights a dream.

Garmin 650s

Our Facilities

We own two hangars at Flying Cloud Airport, complete with a heated maintenance hangar, and a newly renovated club room. Our club room is equipped with an ATC 610 certified instrument ground trainer; personal computer with DUATS weather briefing access, flight planning and flight simulation software; television and telephone.  A perfect place for your flight briefing, planning and training.


Contact Cloud 7 For More Information

Submit an application for membership or request a tour of our facilities.