Western Michigan

SweetTrips Charter Destination Series: Western Michigan

Western Michigan is home to some of the best-kept secrets and attractions. No matter where you go, there will be something new to experience. Here are just a few things for you to consider adding to the agenda for your next western Michigan adventure. Visit a Lighthouse Did you know Michigan has more lighthouses than… Read more »

Carmel Arts & Design District

SweetTrips Charter Destination Series: Hamilton County, Indiana

Carmel Arts & Design District (photo from VisitHamiltonCounty.com) Looking for a quick getaway for you and your significant other, a group of friends, or the whole family? Charter an airplane or helicopter to Hamilton County, where you can experience shopping, a world-renowned arts scene, local food options, and hundreds of miles of walking and biking… Read more »

Mackinac Island archrock

SweetTrips Charter Destination Series: Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is home to several small- to medium-sized cities, extensive state and national forests, and a large portion of the Great Lakes shoreline, leaving room for an adventure for everyone! Here are just a few ideas of things you could do while exploring northern Michigan. Catch a Film at Northern Michigan’s Cherry Bowl Drive-in… Read more »

Diamond DA20

Maintaining Your Aircraft This Summer

Summer is upon us and that means lots of flying! Many of your Cirrus airplanes have air conditioning systems, and if you feel like yours isn’t quite doing the job, give us a call! Please note that appointments must be made in advance as we don’t keep the equipment on site, so make sure to… Read more »

aircraft detailing

Springtime Aircraft Preparation

Flying is more than a hobby or career — it’s a lifestyle. And when spring comes around, it’s the perfect time to prep your Cirrus for warm weather flying. At Sweet Aviation, we want to make sure your aircraft is ready for flight and looking its best. Follow these quick tips for your routine annual… Read more »

Plane in Hangar

Preparing Your Aircraft for Winter

Winter is coming. Now is a good time to make sure your airplane is ready for the cold. At Sweet Aviation, your safety and satisfaction are our top priority, and we’ll give you everything you need to make sure your winter season flying is just as enjoyable as always — from helpful tips on winterizing… Read more »


My Journey to Becoming a Professional Pilot

My journey of becoming a professional airline pilot started when I was 17 years old. Looking up to the vast blue sky and knowing I had a place up there was an indescribable feeling. As a junior in high school, I took my dream career and turned it into a reality. I started flight training… Read more »


Preventive Maintenance Dos and Don’ts

Pilots and aircraft owners are allowed to perform quite a few maintenance tasks on the aircraft they fly. A full list of what the FAA allows can be found in 14 CFR Part 43 Appendix A, Paragraph (c). Many of the tasks can safely and easily be performed by handy individuals. However, below I’ll highlight… Read more »


Power Available

Winter is upon us, and with that we usually notice a marked increase in performance in our helicopters. Whereas in the heat of summer it takes 36 or even 38 inches of manifold pressure to hover and taxi at a given weight, now it may only take 34, and sometimes even as low as 30!… Read more »

Drinking from the Fire Hose

Some of you may have bumped into me over the last year and a half as I have been learning to fly and then working on an instrument rating through the 141 program here at Sweet Aviation. This program is geared toward customers who want to turn the fun and magic of flying into a… Read more »