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Aviation in Montana

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September 9-11, 2016

Search Pilot Clinic

Helena, MT

  • Learn the skills necessary to be an effective volunteer search pilot and observer and serve the Montana aviation community in the air search and rescue system. The selected 24 pilots will each receive 3 hours of dual instruction flying practice search patterns in Cessna 182’s over mountainous terrain. Ground school and field exercises will cover wilderness air crash survival, signaling, shelter, fire craft, mountain flying weather, search patterns, observer training and more. Cost is $140 for pilots, $70 for non-pilots.
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  • Registration Form

For further information contact Harold Dramstad at 406-444-9568 or .

September 10, 2016

General Aviation Barbeque in Missoula, MT

Missoula Airport
Missoula, MT

  • The General Aviation Barbeque in Missoula, MT – Located at the "Runway 25" condominium hangars just northeast of Northstar/Neptune Aviation. Beginning at 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. come view fine GA aircrafts (experimental/factory built), skydivers, a display by the Museum of Mountain Flying, and the Missoula Rods and Customs Car Club will be displaying their finest restored cars. The airport's Director and Deputy conspire to create the best burgers and brats served at no charge to attendees!

For more information email or call 406-370-6584.

September 10, 2016

Columbus Fly-In Breakfast

Columbus, MT

  • Will begin at 8:00 AM and will go into the afternoon. Bring the kids to watch pilot games like flour bombing and more!

For further information, contact Hardin Graham at 406-780-0034.

September 10, 2016

EAA Chapter 1122 Fly-In Breakfast

Polson, MT

  • Will begin at 8:00 AM and will go until 11:00 AM.

For further information, contact Joe Kuberka at 719-393-5550.

September 10, 2016

EAA Chapter 344 Young Eagles Rally & Pancake Breakfast

Montana Aeronautics
Helena, MT

  • Will be held at the MDT Aeronautics ramp, 2630 Airport Road in Helena. Children ages 8 to 17 may register for free airplane rides by volunteer EAA pilots and families are welcome to enjoy a free pancake breakfast. Flights will begin at 9:00 AM and go until 11:00 AM. Young Eagles must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

EAA pilots who wish to volunteer to fly Young Eagles may contact Lance Seaman at 406-442-8459.

September 15, 2016

Lindbergh Hangar Dedication in Butte, MT

Butte, MT

  • Beginning at 5:30 PM, there will be a dedication ceremony at the hangar on 5 mile road. The hangar has been restored in memory of Dave Gates and Dick Johnson, both of whom were pillars of the Butte piloting community and both tragically died in separate aircraft incidents. Built in 1921, the hangar was the first FBO on the Butte airport. Charles Lindbergh and his aircraft, Spirit of Saint Louis, spent 5 nights in the hangar in September of 1928. Refreshments and food will be served along with live music by Pat Acey.

For further information contact Rick Griffith at .

September 24-25, 2016

Sidney-Richland Airport presents the Wings of Freedom IV Air Show

Sidney, MT

  • Featuring the Canadian Snow Birds for one of just ten performances in the US this year! Admission will be $15 for adults, $10 for youngsters ages 7–17, and ages 6 or under are free. Shows begin at 1:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday with special guest announcer, Danny “Hollywood” Clisham and Air Boss, Ralph Royce. If you enjoy air shows, this will be one you won’t want to miss!

For further information, contact Walt McNutt at 406-489-4966.