Estherville Aviation

Estherville Aviation

Located near the Iowa Great Lakes, Estherville Aviation is an FBO that specializes in providing quality aircraft maintenance for small general aviation, amateur-built, and experimental aircraft.

Aviation Fuel

Self-Service Aviation Fuel

Estherville Aviation offers a self-service aviation fuel station that is open 24/7/365. Get a cash or check discount on 100LL during business hours. Fuel prices are subject to change without notice.

100LL (Cash or Check)$5.27/Gallon*
100LL (Credit Card)$5.46/Gallon*
Jet A w/Prist (Credit Card Only)$5.77/Gallon*

* As of June 11, 2024. Prices subject to change without notice. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and AvCard. We do not accept Multi-Service or AvFuel. Cash or check discount applies only during business hours.

Aircraft Maintenance & Repairs

Maintenance & Repairs We Provide

Estherville Aviation provides aircraft maintenance and repairs on nearly all general aviation aircraft, including amateur-built and experimental airplanes. Our professionally certified Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) and Authorized Inspector (AI) possesses over 30 years of experience.

General Hourly Maintenance RateCirrus Hourly Maintenance Rate

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Prices subject to change without notice.

Aircraft We Work On

Estherville Aviation performs aircraft maintenance and repairs on many types of small aircraft, including general aviation, amateur-built, and experimental airplanes.

  • General Aviation Aircraft: Single-Engine & Twin-Engine
  • Gyrocopters
  • Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA)
  • Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (E-LSA)
  • Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft (E-AB)
  • Rotax Aircraft Engines: Four- and Two-Stroke Certified & Trained
  • Authorized Service Center for Cirrus Aircraft
  • Authorized Service Center for Flight Design Aircraft
  • Authorized Service Center for RV-12 Aircraft
  • Authorized Service Center for Remos Aircraft

Dynamic Prop Balancing

Estherville Aviation offers dynamic prop rebalancing, whether at our maintenance facility or your hanger. We can check your aircraft’s prop balance, and, if necessary, balance the prop to .05 IPS.

  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Turbine Engines
  • Includes Travel within 50-Mile Radius of our Facility
  • Balance to .05 IPS
  • Ask About Package Discounts for Multiple Aircraft
Engine TypeCheck Balance OnlyBalance to .05 IPS
More STC Reports
$200/Engine* (Does not Include Prop Balance)

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Prices subject to change without notice. Prices include travel within a 50-mile radius of our Estherville maintenance facility. For travel outside a 50-mile radius, please review our Ferrying & Shuttle Services.

Weight & Balance Services

Estherville Aviation can weigh most single-engine reciprocating aircraft at our Estherville maintenance facility. We also ship and rent aircraft weighing scales.

  • Aircraft weight and balance reports
  • 1,000- and 2,000-pound capacity scales available to ship and rent
  • Contact us for shipping and insurance requirements
Weight & Balance Report$800
Scale Rental$400/Week* + Shipping
Scale Insurance$500/Scale

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Scale rental excludes shipping and insurance. Prices subject to change without notice.

Ferrying & Shuttle Services

Estherville Aviation offers convenient ferrying and shuttle services. Leave the maintenance — and flying — to us!

  • We’ll fly our aircraft to your home airport.
  • We’ll fly your aircraft from your home airport to our maintenance facility in Estherville.
  • After performing the required maintenance, we’ll fly your aircraft back to your home airport and fly our aircraft back to Estherville.
  • Contact us to discuss the details and scheduling dates and times.
  • We carry non-owned insurance to cover your aircraft during ferrying.
Travel MethodTravel RateLabor Rate
Motor Vehicle62.5ยข/Mile + Labor Rate$50/Hour Driver Time
Archer Aircraft$80/Hour + Fuel + Labor Rate$50/Hour Pilot Time
Zenith Aircraft$85/Hour + Labor Rate$50/Hour Pilot Time

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Ferrying and shuttle services encompass both the travel rate and the labor rate. The “dry” travel rate excludes fuel. Prices subject to change without notice.

Aircraft Rental & Flight Instruction

Aircraft Rental

Estherville Aviation rents a well-maintained 1975 PA-28 Piper Archer, equipped for both VFR and IFR flight. Flight Instruction is also available.

  • Single Engine, 180HP | Dual Flight Controls
  • Single-Axis Autopilot | Garmin GNS 430W | ADS B In & Out
  • Four-Place Intercom | Headset Rental Available
  • Flight Instruction Available
  • Contact Us for Checkout & Insurance Requirements
Aircraft Rental$80/Hour (Dry)*
Headset Rental$2/Hour
Flight Instructor$50/Hour

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Aircraft rental excludes fuel, headset rental, and flight instructor. Prices subject to change without notice.

Flight Instruction

Whether you want to use our aircraft or yours, Estherville Aviation provides friendly flight instruction that is convenient to your schedule. We also provide flight reviews and safety pilot services. Ask us about our introductory flight lesson!

  • Ground Instruction
  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Flight Reviews
  • Safety Pilot
  • Introductory Flight Lesson
Ground Instruction$50/Hour
Flight Instruction$50/Hour

* As of Jan 1, 2024. Ground and flight instruction excludes aircraft rental, fuel, headsets, and pilot supplies. Prices subject to change without notice.

Estherville Municipal Airport & Community

Estherville Municipal Airport

Providing convenient access to the Iowa Great Lakes, the Estherville Municipal Airport is located four miles east of Estherville. Be sure not to miss our 74th Annual Flight Breakfast!

Pilot Lounge

Estherville Aviation provides a pilot lounge that combines the classic with the contemporary. It’s a comfortable place to hang out to chat with other pilots, get a weather briefing, or watch airplanes take off and land.

  • Computers
  • Chairs, Sofas, & Tables
  • Great Views
  • Pilot Supplies
  • Crew Vehicle

Estherville Activities & Attractions

Use our crew vehicle to explore our community’s local restaurants, recreation activities, and area attractions. Our community’s new waterpark offers a perfect family-friendly destination!

Contact Estherville Aviation

Contact Estherville Aviation

Estherville Aviation offers a variety of ways to contact us, and we promise to reach back to you as soon as possible.

  • Call us at (712) 362-2761
  • Email us at
  • Visit us at 1672 425th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334
  • Message us, using our short contact form.
  • We promise never to sell or share your contact information with anyone.

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