Air Show Quality Aircraft Maintenance Minneapolis-St.Paul Area
Maintaining Your Aircraft Is Our Passion.
Keeping It Affordable Is Our Mission.
24 hrs: 612-812-3873
WE BUY - WE SELL - WE CAN BROKER YOUR AIRCRAFT!
We make your aircraft buying or selling experience easy
and worry free. We also handle all the FAA paperwork including State Federal filing documentation.
Take advantage of our 40 years of aircraft sales experience.
West Metro Aviation is owned and operated by Lucas Oil Pitts Airshow Pilot, Michael Wiskus, and staffed by people who have a real passion for aviation. Our NASCAR style shop is a reflection of the quality work we provide for our customers. Our door is open, come on out, have a cup of coffee, ask some questions, and see what we’re doing out here.
Located only minutes west of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, the Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE) gives you a down home country feeling. But don’t let our friendliness and small town feel fool you. We have the equipment and experience to take care of your King Air, Caravan, Piston Twin or Cub. With a combined experience of more than 90 years in the aviation industry, we’ve seen a lot, but we have come to the conclusion that we don’t know it all. Our network is vast and our contacts are many. If we don’t have a quick solution to your problem, we are not too big to ask advice or search for answers.
Thank you for checking out our website and please feel free to call anytime.
Don’t forget, the coffee is always on!
West Metro Aviation
Restoring your aircraft can be a big task. We are very familiar and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to completing your project. With our refined fabric process and excellent craftsmanship our team offers an advantage. We work with a variety of vendors to make sure the best of the best are working on your project.
"The Building of a Legend." West Metro Aviation is honored to have been a part of building the Jet Waco for LT. COLONEL JOHN KLATT. When most of the air show industry was trying to stay afloat during a year of government sequestration, John Klatt was reinventing a legend, bringing back the combination of the radial and jet engine in the form of a biplane.Go to link
"A Family Dream." When Kyle Franklin approached our shop to help him complete a project he and his father started 9 years ago we were incredibly excited. The 500 horse power Pratt & Whitney R985 engine is mounted on a fuselage 20% smaller than a standard Waco UPF7. This makes his "Dracula" air show performance the blood curdling thrill of the crowd on show day.Go to link
"Rebuilding an Asset." One of our more traditional projects was brought to us by a customer who had made an investment in this beautiful Great Lakes Biplane. With care and precision we brought this classic back to its prime and helped add the value this customer was looking for.Go to link
"Air Show Quality Maintenance" The Lucas Oil Air Show Pilot needs to know that when he jumps into his Pitts he can push it to its limits without a second thought. To make sure the abuse Mike puts on this plane is not going to cost him his life we did a full tear down and comprehensive inspection. Bringing it right down to its frame, the control system and pivot points were all tested then recovered in a proven fabric process and beautiful paint job. Go to link
"An Overseas Endeavor" A flight school in Korea was referred to our shop for the restoration of this beautiful Pitts S-2B. This is a remarkable restoration with a pristine finish. One of the nicest S2B's to ever be restored. Go to link
We can take care of your mishap. Ground loops, runway lights, bird strikes, it happens to the best of us. Let us repair your baby. We even work well with insurance companies.Go to link
We are a small, hard-working aircraft sales department based in Buffalo, MN. Established in 2008, we hit the ground running with our direct approach to selling aircraft. Whether you are selling or purchasing, we offer our clients the full package in our pre-buy inspections, aircraft detailing, and general aviation aircraft expertise.
1979 Piper PA-31-350 - 10 Seats - Loaded with G530W, ADSB OUT,
EDM 960 Engine Monitor, KFC 200 AP, Great Boots. Asking $156,000.00
Just A Few Of The Aircraft Sold By West Metro Aviation.
FABRIC AND COVERING
Our shop has experience working on all general aviation aircraft brands including, but not limited to; American Champion, Aviat, Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Mooney, and Piper. Be assured that every time your aircraft enters our facilities we treat your asset as if it were ours. With detailed inspections and loving washes, if your plane doesn't leave here running better and looking better, we haven't done our job.
- Annual Inspections
- Airframe and Engine Repairs
- Aircraft Certified Welding
- Major Airframe Repairs
- Aircraft Modifications
- Pre-buy Inspections
- Extra 300L Tail & AD repair
- Pitts Lower Wing Attach AD repair
- Corrosion X Treatment Center
- In Stock Shop Supplies
- Composite Repairs