Tailwinds Flying Club

Lake Elmo Airport (21D)
St. Paul, MN 55125
Phone: 612-584-1740

Club Facilities

  • Online Flight Scheduler
  • Clubhouse
  • AOPA Network Club


Tailwinds Flying Partnership is based at Lake Elmo airport, 21D, in Lake Elmo, MN. We are a non-profit corporation of 38 pilots who equally own three aircraft. Our goal and philosophy are to fly great airplanes inexpensively. We strive for consistency in equipment among our three airplanes.

Tailwinds was established in 1970 and has continually upgraded its airplanes and hanger facilities. Currently we have three airplanes. The two Piper aircraft are equipped with the same avionics. Our new Cirrus SR20 is a state of the art class cockpit. Our airplanes are expertly maintained from member A&P's and external services as required. Our philosophy to fly great airplanes as inexpensively as possible has drawn pilots to our club and keeps them flying. We use a web based scheduling system at with an additional phone access feature. About once a month during the summer months our members get together and wash and wax the airplanes to keep them looking their best. All members take pride in our planes and care for them accordingly. After each flight, we wash off the bugs, clean the windows, and straighten out the cabin so the next pilot has a clean plane. Our By-Laws and Rules & Regulations are designed to provide structure where needed without being overly restrictive.

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR
  • High Performance
  • Glass Panel
  • VFR
  • Local
  • Cross Country


Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 38
  • Average number of Aircraft: 3
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

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