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Aviation in Montana

Scheduled Events

January 6-8, 2017

Winter Survival Clinic

Helena, MT

  • The 2017 Winter Survival Clinic will be conducted in Helena on the weekend of January 6th-8th. The purpose of the clinic is to train pilots in the techniques and methods necessary to survive an air crash in Montana during the winter. Attendees will learn the essential skills of signaling, fire craft, and shelter building in classroom lectures on Friday evening, followed by the field portion of the clinic, which will include an overnight campout at Stemple Pass, northwest of Helena on the continental divide. Professional instruction will be provided by experienced trainers from The Peak, Inc. of Butte, MT. Cost for the clinic is $120, and registration deadline is December 26th, 2016.
  • 2017 Winter Survival Clinic Registration Form

For more information, please contact Harold Dramstad, Safety and Education Bureau Chief, at 406-444-9568 or for further information.

January 9, 2017

Scholarship letters

  • Scholarship letters must be postmarked on or before January 9, 2017.

For more detailed information visit the Aviation Scholarships web site.

January 18-19, 2017

Aeronautics Board Meeting

For further information, email or call him at 406-444-9547.

January 23-24, 2017

Association of Montana Aerial Applicators (AMAA)

  • Association of Montana Aerial Applicators (AMAA) will convene for their annual convention at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls. Following the Monday evening banquet, nationally known radio personality, Trent Loos, host of Rural Route Radio will be the keynote speaker.

For further information email or call her at 406-781-2017.

February 10-11, 2017

Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Helena, MT

  • The MDT Aeronautics Division will be conducting its 16-hour FAA-approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) on Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th , 2017, at the Wingate Hotel in Helena. Classes will run from noon on Friday until 9 pm, and from 8 am until 5 pm on Saturday. The cost of registration for the FIRC is $160 for Montana registered pilots and $175 for non-registered pilots. A block of rooms has been arranged at the Wingate at the rate of $95 per night plus tax. Call the Wingate directly at 406-449-3000 and ask for the MDT FIRC rate.
  • 2017 FIRC Registration Form

For more information, please contact Harold Dramstad, Safety and Education Bureau Chief, at 406-444-9568 or for further information.

March 1, 2017

Aircraft Registration Renewal Deadline

March 2-4, 2017

Montana Aviation Conference

Billings, MT

The Aviation Organizations of Montana (AOM) is excited to announce that we will now accept online conference registrations! For assistance with the online registration portal, contact Effie Benoit at 406-444-9580 or .

March 3-4, 2017

MDT Aeronautics IA Refresher Course

Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Billings, MT

  • For further information, email or call him at 406-444-9568.