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Idaho Aviation Expo
May 20 thru  21, 2016

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls, ID

From bush planes to turboprops, from backcountry to business! All in
one big hangar! Aero Mark, in partnership with the Idaho Aviation
Association, is hosting the 6th annual Idaho Aviation Expo Friday &
Saturday May 20 & 21, 2016. Once again we will utilize our Aero Mark
XL Hangar and facility to host this worthy aviation event at a
facility where exhibitor booths and aircraft can be under one roof and
at an airport. This is an all-aviation expo that will feature aircraft
manufacturers, maintenance and parts suppliers, avionics, clubs and
associations, workshops, guest speakers, and much more. Admission is
$10 at door or free for IAA members.

Show times: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday,
6:30 PM dinner in the hangar Saturday evening.

Info: Tom Hoff 208-524-1202
Event Email:
Author:Scott Newpower

Annual Short Field Takeoff & Landing Rally
May 21, 2016

Twin Bridges, MT
Twin Bridges, MT

Annual Southwest Montana Pilots Association is requesting interested pilots test their short field landing and takeoff skills on May 21, 2016 (rain date June 4, 2016) at K7S1. The rally is not a competition, but field measurements will be taken to see how well you do. $200 in cash drawings and $50 in fuel drawing for participating pilots that fly the rally. Two fixed wing aircraft categories include: 2 seat and 4 or more seat aircraft. Tentatively, the turf runway will be used for two-seat aircraft and pavement for four or more seat aircraft. A free pilot BBQ will be hosted by Southwest Montana Pilots Association at 2 pm at the airport. There is a 10am signup and flying starts at 10:30am.
Info: Ryan Flaming 406-684-5335 or Scott Payne 406-431-1345
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Author:Scott Payne

Spotted Bear Work Party
May 28, 2016

Spotted Bear Airstrip

Annual Spotted Bear work party
Author:Scott Newpower

12th Annual Lewistown Fly-In
June 11, 2016

Lewistown, MT
Lewistown, Montana

12th Annual Fly-in. Enjoy sourdough pancakes 7 am to noon; see antique, warbirds, experimental and sport aircraft. Young Eagle flights. In conjunction with Central MT Flywheelers.
Info: Jerry Moline 406-350-3264
Author:Carmine Mowbray

Meadow Creek Work Party
June 18, 2016

Meadow Creek

Annual Meadow Creek work party.
Author:Scott Newpower

Fly-In Breakfast
June 25, 2016

Plains Airport
Plains, MT

Fly-In Breakfast 8 am to 11 am
Info: Randy Garrison 406-370-6179
Event Email:
Author:Carmine Mowbray

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
July 1 thru  2, 2016

Ravalli County Airport
Hamilton, MT

Wings and Wheels, "Freedom to Dream"–Saturday, July 2nd, Ravalli County Airport (6S5), Hamilton, MT

Fly in for the Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10am and stay for the Classic Car Show, Warbirds and other static aircraft/displays. Events happening all day long for the entire family. Come early for the Friday evening 50’s Sock Hop hosted by the local car club. Camping and tent areas available for an overnight stay!

For more information call (406) 363-6471- Choice Aviation or (406) 240-9710 and talk to Shirley, one of our event coordinators.

Info: Choice Aviation 406-363-6471 or Shirley 406-240-9710
Author:Leland Blatter

Townsend Festival of Flight
July 4, 2016

Airport east of town
Townsend, MT

July 4th Townsend Festival of Flight. We don't fool you, we feed you! An annual, deluxe fly-in breakfast and Young Eagles Rally for all GA, Experimental, Classic, Vintage, Light Sport aircraft sponsored by EAA Chapter 344.
Breakfast served 0800-1000. Young Eagles® flights 0900 - 1100.
Info: Neil Salmi 406 980-0544 or Lance Seaman 406 442-8459
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Author:Albert Hathy

Schafer Meadows Work Party
July 16, 2016

Schafer Meadows

Annual Schafer Meadows work party
Author:Scott Newpower

CanAm Aerobatics Competition
July 22 thru  23, 2016

Cut Bank International Airport
Cut Bank, MT

The Cut Bank Airport will again host the CanAm Aerobatic Competition. Planes and pilots from the Northwest and Canada will be here competing for points. Everyone is welcome to watch the flights or compete if you are qualified. It's also a great opportunity to talk with the pilots if you are interested in aerobatic flying. Bring your lawn chair and binoculars.
Info: Dave Ries 406-873-8683 406-229-0376
Event Email:
Author:Roy Nollkamper

Jerry Cain's RAF / Vigilante Hangar BBQ
July 23, 2016

Lincoln Airport
Lincoln, MT

Join the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the MPA Vigilante Hangar at Jerry Cain's annual BBQ at the Lincoln, MT airport (S69) on Saturday July 23rd with the core time frame from noon to 3:00 pm for the BBQ, but anyone can arrive earlier or stay later. There are four bicycles available to ride into town or a one mile walk.

The standard menu is hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, potato salad, chili beans, vanilla ice cream, Liz’s chocolate cake, and bottled water and Propel Zero to drink. Attendees are welcome to bring anything they would like to share with others or even cook on the BBQ. Donations are accepted, but not required.

There is an airplane tie down area and campground on the Blackfoot River at the approach end of runway 4 with tables, fire rings, and an outhouse or one could even park their plane and pitch a tent on the grass next to my hangar where there is an outhouse, fire ring, table, water, and of course the bike shed. Those wanting to camp could arrive any day earlier and stay as many days as they wanted. From the campground on the river, one can shortcut to town through the ranger station compound making it about ½ mile.

An RSVP to Jerry with number and names of people coming and how arriving (plane, car, motorcycle, etc.) would be appreciated to plan accordingly.

Hope to see you there.

Info: Jerry Cain 406-362-4743
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Author:Jerome Cain

Montana Fun Weekend
August 19 thru  21, 2016

Cut Bank International Airport
Cut Bank, MT

Join us for the Montana Fun Weekend fly-in and car show at the airport. Events Friday night and all day Saturday. Presented by the Glacier Hangar, the Cut Bank Airport and the Triangle Car Club.

Pilot breakfast served Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am to 10am. Food vendors on site Saturday for the car and airplane show. Cash awards for planes, cars and motorcycles.

Friday night burn out contest in the parking lot, and Lawn Chair Drive Inn Movie in the hangar.

Be there for a great time.

Info: Roy Nollkamper 406-450-1078 or Dave Ries 406-229-0376
Event Email:
Author:Roy Nollkamper

MPA Board Meeting
September 24, 2016

MT Aeronautics Building
Helena, MT

Fall meeting of the Montana Pilots Association. 11 AM at Aeronautics Building on the Helena Airport. All Hangar Presidents and State Board Members please attend. All members welcome.
Info: Pete Smith, President or Mary Newpower, Secretary
Event Email:
Author:Geanette Cebulski

2017 MT Aviation Conference
March 2 thru  4, 2017

Billings, MT

Author:Geanette Cebulski

courtsey car
August 1 thru January 1, 2099

Conrad, Mt
Conrad, MT

Conrad now has a courtesy car at the airport provided by the county.
Keys in pilot lounge.
Author:Roy Vanden Bos

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