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Montana Aviation Conference

Montana Aviation Conference

The annual Montana Aviation Conference brings together all of Montana's aviation organizations and the flying public for three days of speakers, seminars, workshops, business meetings, and social events. It is an opportunity for those from all facets of the aviation community to come together to learn from each other and to discuss issues of mutual concern. The Montana Aviation Conference has around 500 participants each year.

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2021 Annual Montana Aviation Conference

February 25 – February 27, 2021

The 37th Annual Montana Aviation Conference will be held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center located at 1223 Mullowney Lane in Billings, Montana. The closest commercial service airport is the Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) in Billings, Montana.

Lodging Information

For your convenience, rooms have been blocked at conference rates at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Reservations must be made prior to February 10, 2021 to be eligible for the conference rate. Call the Billings Hotel and Convention Center directly at 406-248-7151 to make a reservation and reference the Montana Aviation Conference to receive the conference rate. If you book online, the group booking code is AVA21.

2020 Montana Aviation Conference Program

Aviation Organizations of Montana

The annual Montana Aviation Conference is hosted by the Aviation Organizations of Montana (AOM). The AOM is organized in the state of Montana to promote all facets of aviation in the state, as well as act as the steering committee for the annual Montana Aviation Conference. The AOM member organizations are:

Association of Montana Aerial Applicators (AMAA)
Established in 1994, AMAA is organized to promote agricultural and other aerial application interests in Montana. AMAA shares new technologies and experiences, as well as work with regulatory functions to ensure consistent and fair treatment.
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Established in 1959, EAA is an organization for anyone interested in general or sport aviation. EAA promotes building and flying one’s own aircraft while maintaining high standards of quality and safety.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Established in 1941, CAP (the all volunteer Air Force Auxiliary) provides American communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and the promotion of air, space and cyber power. Visit for more information.
Montana Airport Management Association (MAMA)
Established in 1958, MAMA provides professional codes and standards for airport management, promotes public understanding of the value of aviation and airports to the community, promotes high standards of technical operations to ensure safe operation of airports, interchange experiences, and promote the development of airports.
Montana Antique Aircraft Association (MAAA)
Established in 1978, MAAA's goal is to "Keep the Antiques Flying." MAAA welcomes non-pilots with an appreciation and interest in antique or classic aircraft.
Montana Aviation Trades Association (MATA)
Established in 1955, MATA promotes and protects the commercial aviation industry in Montana. Membership consists of FBOs, mechanics, professional pilots, aviation suppliers and many others involved in commercial aviation.
Montana Pilots Association (MPA)
Established in 1939, MPA is a statewide organization of pilots formed to support and promote general aviation.
Montana Seaplane Pilots Association (MTSPA)
Established in 1992, MTSPA protects seaplane activities, provides social activities, advises and assists the National Seaplane Association, and educates membership on seaplane safety, aquatic invasive species and noise abatement to create a positive public perception of seaplanes.
Montana Ninety-Nines (99s)
Established in 1954, the 99s are an organization of women pilots who promote community service, provide scholarships for women pursuing aviation careers and preserves the history of women in aviation.