Scenic Plane Rides

Orchard Beach Aviation has been conducting sightseeing flights over beautiful Lake Michigan for years.  These scenic airplane rides have been enjoyed by thousands wanting to see Lake Michigan beaches, Manistee, Portage Lake and surrounding areas from a bird’s eye view. If you are looking for fun things to do while in the Manistee area, our scenic airplane rides should be on your bucket list.

Flights are typically flown over two routes: Downtown Manistee and the Lake Michigan shoreline or the Onekama/Portage Lake area.  Choose either one for $40 per person.  Special flight requests are more than welcome and we will be happy to accommodate as best we can.  Call or stop in for more information.

Scenic airplane rides make great gifts and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Our sightseeing flights are conducted all year round from the Manistee County Blacker Airport (by reservation late Oct – early May) and gift certificates are available.  During the summer flights are available 10am to 5pm conditions allowing.  You can drop in or call ahead to make a reservation.

We are located off of US-31 about five miles north of Manistee and about 1/2 mile south of the Little River Casino Resort at the Manistee County Blacker Airport.

Call or email for additional information.


We were highlighted on the television show “Under the Radar Michigan” – Episode 602

We were also featured in the Pure Michigan video, “Twenty-two Things to do on M-22.” Watch the video to get a feeling of what the experience is like.