The mission of the Northwest Regional Airport Authority is to be a major driver in the economic growth of Northern Michigan. The Northwest Regional Airport Authority will be a leading-edge innovator to create global access and world class customer service to build prosperity for its stakeholders.

About Us

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) has operated passenger air service in the Northern Michigan Region since establishing in 1938 with Penn Central Airlines. Today, TVC is served by four great carriers: American, Delta, and United, and now Allegiant. Owned and operated by the Northwest Regional Airport Authority (NRAA), TVC is the gateway to Northern Michigan. TVC connects travelers from across the globe to a wide variety of businesses and leisure activities throughout the area. A 2017 Michigan Department of Transportation study found that TVC contributes nearly $1 billion annually to the state and local economy, supporting 1,377 on-site jobs and an additional 3,169 off-site jobs.

We support youth and adults work experiences in many ways, such as internships and job shadows. For the listing of current job openings, please see our Public Notices page.


Dan Sal, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 231.947.2250, Email: dan.sal@tvcairport.com
Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686


Accountant and Auditor
Work with financial data, write reports, and analyze records to help companies and people manage money.
Air Traffic Controller
Control air traffic on and within area around airport. Conduct movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers, according to established procedures and policies.
Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
Perform maintenance and repairs to many types of aviation equipment.
Avionics Technician
Work on the internal systems of aircraft, including radar, radio, navigation and more.
Commercial Pilot
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters.

Career Experience Opportunities

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