Find answers to frequently asked questions:
How do I schedule my annual?
How much does an annual cost?
The type of aircraft you own will determine the base price of your annual inspection. Please contact Malibu Aerospace for more information about your specific aircraft.
How long does an annual take?
An annual can vary in time depending upon what is found in the initial inspection, and the scope of work that is approved on the work order. Please contact Brad Ludlow for details on your annual timeframe.
Are there hotels nearby?
Yes, there are many hotels nearby. We are located at the Anoka County Airport (KANE) and have partnered with multiple area hotels to offer corporate rates. You can contact Brad Ludlow to coordinate lodging.
How far away is MSP?
Malibu Aerospace is located 30 miles north of MSP. We can provide transportation or make other transportation arrangements.
How far away is downtown Minneapolis?
Malibu Aerospace is located 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
Where can I rent a car?
There are multiple rental car agencies nearby, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Located near the Anoka County Airport and Malibu Aerospace, Enterprise provides convenience and excellent service for our clients. Call Brad Ludlow at 763-536-9553 ext. 102, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can you refuel my aircraft?
Do you provide ferry service?
Yes! Malibu Aerospace provides pick-up and drop-off services for a fee that includes pilot and travel expenses.
What is the MAC Fee?
Malibu Aerospace is located at the Anoka County Airport, a part of the Minneapolis Airport Commission or MAC. The MAC is responsible for maintaining, developing, and staffing the International Airport (MSP) and six reliever airports in the Minneapolis Metro. The MAC Fee is one of many ways the MAC funds their operation.The MAC Fee is 1.5 percent of the total sale of any goods or services that originates from any of the seven airports. Malibu Aerospace intentionally puts the MAC Fee on a separate line item so that all information regarding the billing of our customers is fully disclosed. If you have any more questions regarding the MAC Fee, please feel free to contact Malibu Aerospace.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY...
Our Meridian was returned on March 2nd upon completion of its Annual and the installation of a Garmin GFC 600. We have now had an opportunity to fly several hours. Everything is working perfectly, our client experience was excellent. As you will recall we had a re-occurring problem with the pitot heat for the le...
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I would like to thank you for your wonderful service and co-operation during our pre-buy and delivery process of my airplane. I couldn’t have asked for better support from your staff, everyone was so helpful. I needed my database updated at the last minute to fly IFR, it was done before 8am the next day when I arr...
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I love my M-5 conversion. I've owned my plane for 6 years. When I got it, I had my 520 rebuilt. As it came time to rebuild it again, I checked out all options. This option made sense on all levels. With 20 plus years of Hindsight, this is what the Malibu wanted to be in the beginning. A little more engine ...
I love my M-5 conversion. I've owned my plane for 6 years. When I got it, I had my 520 rebuilt. A...View All Testimonials
Recently, I purchased a 2001 Piper Meridian for use in my business. After going through the aircraft selection and purchase transaction, I can say with total confidence that using Malibu Aerospace was the best decision I made in the process. Malibu Aerospace are the P46/PA46 type specialists. They not only fix the...
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I've flown six hours the past two days and the plane is doing great. I love how responsive it is to the yoke movements now. I think the greatest improvement is in the engine CHT temps and rate of climb. In the past, I could never get better than a 500 FPM climb past 10,000'. It seemed like it didn't want to go and...
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LED Lights! The way your LED taxi lights came very handy on my first trip after installation: I was flying into KPDK late in the afternoon, with the sun low on the horizon, directly on my tail. There was oncoming traffic at my 12 o'clock climbing out of KPDK and ATC called him to advise of me. About 3 seconds ...
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I have been treated like a new friend by everyone at Malibu that I have interacted with, whether by Brad or Doug, but also Mark, Tom, Wilder & Rhett! Everyone has made such a great impression on me that remembering their names has been easy. I look forward to coming back and seeing everyone again in a couple of w...
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Malibu Aerospace took a PA46 rookie and made him feel like he had owned the aircraft for years. Between Malibu Aerospace who managed the acquisition of the aircraft, Doug Hiltz and his team performing the pre-buy inspection and annual, and Brad Ludlow for orchestrating a great customer experience, I felt like I ha...
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The plane flew like a charm. I did the 65% 70% and 75% power for an hour each as you suggested. Had to use higher fuel setting than usual to keep CHT's below 380 but it was hot out down south. The CHT's were slightly higher than usual as you mentioned. I couldn't believe the engine on run up and takeoff roll - t...
The plane flew like a charm. I did the 65% 70% and 75% power for an hour each as you suggested. Had ...View All Testimonials
The cooling mod worked wonders for my 08 Matrix. Unless you know what you're looking for, you won't even notice that the mod was done from a cosmetic standpoint. CHTs dropped by 30-40deg across the board. I think Piper should buy the STC and incorporate it on the line. It's that valuable!
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Everyone’s responsiveness makes a big difference and that has come both while the plane is in house for repairs/annuals or during the year to owner questions. I also appreciated you going the distance along with the prop shop to get MT to participate in those repairs. I have also shown your software platform to a ...
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Today I flew back from SJC (San Jose Intl) to FNL (Fort Collins-Loveland) at FL250. My Malibu has the TSIO550 engine mod, it's Hgh-Speed Cruise is 32.5"Hg. In the past, I was never able to run at 32.5" manifold pressure above about FL220: the cylinder head temps were right on the red line on my analog gauge...
Today I flew back from SJC (San Jose Intl) to FNL (Fort Collins-Loveland) at FL250. My Malibu has t...View All Testimonials