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Aviation in Montana

Scheduled Events

November 11, 2017

Pilot Ground School

  • Prepare for your FAA written and oral test at Northern Skies Aviation, Inc., Laurel, MT. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (class 2 of 2) 7 hours of FAA test Prep / flight review. Includes lunch / snacks / soda / water/ door prizes.
    Register prior to November 3rd = $115. Register at door = $135. Refer a fellow pilot: $15 off for each person you refer. Invite a guest for lunch, noon to 1:00 p.m. = $10 extra. To register or for more information call 406-628-2219.

December 15, 2017

Aviation Scholarship Application Deadline

  • Letters must be postmarked on or before December 15, 2017. Visit this site for detailed information.

January 10-11, 2018

Inland Search Planners Clinic

  • The MDT Aeronautics Division will be hosting a 2-day Inland Search Planners training class at the Wingate Hotel, located at 2007 N. Oaks Street, Helena Montana from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Montana Search & Rescue Coordinator and Co-Coordinators are invited to attend this valuable training event conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

For more information call Patricia Trooien at 406-444-2506.

February 9-10, 2018

Flight Instructor Renewal Course (FIRC)

  • The MDT Aeronautics Division will conduct the 2018 FIRC February 9th and 10th at the Wingate Hotel, located at 2007 N. Oaks Street, Helena Montana. The two-day, FAA approved course will run from noon on Friday until 9 p.m., and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. This course meets the FAA’s renewal requirements for certified flight instructors (CFI & Chief CFI). This course is open to anyone with an interest in aviation, and specifically geared toward the professional flight instructor to promote a culture of safety in general aviation.

For more information call Patricia Trooien at 406-444-2506.

March 1-3, 2018

34th Annual Montana Aviation Conference

  • The 34th Annual Montana Aviation Conference will be held in Missoula, Montana March 1-3, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula located at 200 South Pattee. Rooms have been blocked at the prevailing government rate plus tax. Reserve your room by calling 406-721-8550 and reference rooming block Montana Aviation Conference 2018. Reserve your room prior to January 29, 2018 to receive the reduced rate.
  • Conference Registration Form

For more information, contact Effie Benoit at 406-444-9580 or .