Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Enjoyment, Learn to Fly

Welcome to Great Lakes Air Ventures, located in Charlotte, MI. Please explore the site by clicking the subject titles at the top or holding the mouse over them to select one of the drop down tabs. GLAV offers flight & ground instruction, aircraft rental, and aviation supplies. If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to click the "Ask a Flight Instructor" button at the bottom right of the screen.

Thank you,

Patrick Retzer


P.S. If you are looking to schedule your Groupon deal please register yourself on the online schedule by clicking here or the schedule tab and following the prompts. For Groupon Discovery Flights put your mouse over the scheduling tab and scroll down to Groupon Discovery Flight to fill out our questionaire. 

Private Pilot Ground School

G.L.A.V. provides ground school 3 times a year to prepare you for written and oral exam required to be a private pilot. If you would like to enroll in this course please contact us. 

Latest News

Get Your Multi-Engine Rating

GLAV is offering a new program, you and a buddy each pay $2500 for 10 hours of flight time in the Twin Comanche and all the ground instruction needed to pass your checkride at the end of the second weekend. Examiner fee and books included in $2500 = multi-engine rating. 

Why Choose Us?

GLAV is dedicated to student success, Click here to hear and read the Testimonials from our students.