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Heading Bug Deadline
July 1, 2016

Please submit photos and information to Carmine Mowbray by July 1.
Info: Carmine Mowbray
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Author:Geanette Cebulski

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

Del Bonita Work Session
July 9, 2016

Del Bonita Airstrip

Annual Hands Across the Border work session at the Del Bonita Airstrip.
Info: Bram Tilroe
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Author:Geanette Cebulski

Ennis Air Fair
July 16, 2016

Ennis-Big Sky Airport
Ennis, Montana

This will be a fun, family friendly event filled with static aircraft, cars, and inflatables for the kids.The Event kicks off at 8am and will wrap up at 1pm. There will be an Iron Pilot Competition, an Airshow by John Bagley in his P-51 (Ole Yeller) and a Pitts, and free aircraft rides for kids. A free lunch will be provided by Choice Aviation. Glide, Fly, or Drive we would love to see you at Air Fair 2016!
Info: Troy Hunter (406) 682-7502
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Author:Troy Hunter

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
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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

EAA Fly-in
July 24, 2016

St. Ignatius Airport
St. Ignatius, MT

Famous huckleberry pancake breakfast 8 am to noon. Come see our new pilot shelter.
Info: Mike Kuefler 406-544-2274
Author:Carmine Mowbray

Three Forks Fly In
August 4 thru  6, 2016

Pogreba Field
Three Forks, MT

This event is fun for the whole family and is free of charge. Young Eagle Flights will be offered to kids from 8-17 years of age on Thursday from 9:00-11:00. Sign up for this by calling Lance Seaman at 406-442-8459. This year we are featuring a 1928 Boeing 40-C. 2016 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Boeing Company. We will have a Drone display sponsored by UM's Autonomous Aerial Systems Dept. Spectators are invited to participate. We will have the flour bombing and spot landing competition on Saturday afternoon. There will be food, antique aircraft and others displayed, awards in 11 categories, and camping on site with showers. Come join us for a fun weekend!

Info: Pat Green 406-285-6949 or Bob Green 406-539-7830
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Author:Bob green

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
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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
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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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