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Northern Lakes Aviation was established in 2019 when we broke ground then completed our new hangar in 2020 at the Cloquet-Carlton County Airport. Our main business is based on Checkrides and Aircraft Short-Term Storage. In addition we plan to offer basic small aircraft Maintenance soon. We invite you to browse through our website to find out more about our company and how we can best serve you.

Why Northern Lakes Aviation

At Northern Lakes Aviation, we're 100% committed to providing the highest quality flight exams. We guarantee a supportive and friendly environment with a motivated professional team.

  • Checkrides¬†
  • Storage
  • Flight Training
  • Experts

Let your dreams take flight!

Get started with the experts at Northern Lakes Aviation



We offer Checkrides Monday thru Saturday with choices of Morning or Afternoon scheduling. Click on our CHECKRIDES link.

Technical Training

Our expertise and equipment enables you to be trained in a high quality environment.

Expert Instruction

We are a newly established company, since 2019, with a history of 35 years of flight and training experience in Private and Commercial flights.

Academic Partnerships

Northern Lakes Aviation works in partnership with Lake Superior College and other institutions with aviation programs.


Ask about our short-term aircraft storage. Please visit our STORAGE link for more information.

Cleaning & fueling

You may arrange for cleaning and fueling through our facility, or we can make recommendations on area accommodations.

Basic Maintenance

Northern Lakes Aviation is planning to provide basic, small aircraft maintenance in 2022. Ask our representatives.

Aviation Supplies

Let us know what you need for your flights. We carry basic maintenance supplies for small aircraft, and apparel.

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