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Upcoming Events

Idaho Aeronautics Aviation Art Contest

February 16, 2020 - April 1, 2020
All Day

Idaho Division of Aeronautics invites kids to help illustrate “Flight Through History” through April 1.  

Kids 5-18 are invited to participate in the Idaho Division of Aeronautics’ annual Aviation Art Contest through April 1.
 
“Idaho has a rich aviation history, and this year we encourage our young artists to find their inspiration by exploring that history,” explained Tim Steffen, Safety Education Manager with the Idaho Division of Aeronautics.
 
Learn about the exciting days of flying the mail, while navigating via light towers and concrete arrows. Find out how Boise’s Varney Airlines grew into a company you recognize today. What was Charles Lindberg’s connection to Idaho? Did we really build a nuclear- powered airplane? In addition to these fun facts, aviation over the years has opened up the backcountry and wilderness areas of Idaho to business and recreation.
 
There will be five different age categories in the contest. Contestants must submit original artwork on 11” x 17” paper. The artwork must have been created using watercolor, acrylic or oil, colored pencil, felt-tip marker, ballpoint pen, pen and ink, or crayon. No pencil, charcoal, collage, digital or clip art will be accepted. Each student’s artwork must also have a completed Certificate of Authenticity, which is provided in the PDF above.
 
First-place winners in each group will be invited to ride in a plane and will have their artwork signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little and get a framed congratulatory letter. Second-place winners will receive $25 in art supplies and a congratulatory letter.
 
Here are the age categories:
5-6 years old
7-9 years old
10-12 years old
13-15 years old
16-18 years old
 
See attached flier for details.

Aviation Art Contest Flier

Contact for more information:
Idaho Division of Aeronautics
208-334-8776
tammy.schoen@itd.idaho.gov

Montana Aviation Conference

February 27, 2020 - February 29, 2020
All Day

Visit the IAA booth at the annual Montana Aviation Conference in Great Falls, Montana (KGTF).
www.MDT.MT.gov/aviation/conference.shtml.

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TV Chapter Meeting Road Trip/Fly-in Breakfast

March 21, 2020
8 - 11 am

 

Location: Frazier Aviation 581 SW 33rd Street Ontario, Oregon 97914

Travel less than an hour west for our March 2020 Chapter meeting at the Ontario Oregon airport. Pancake breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at Frazier Aviation - $10 suggested donation / Kids Under 12 eat free. Frazier Aviation and the Ontario Airport will be hosting. Join us to learn more about warbirds being based at the Ontario airport and to view static displays. Event will be held regardless of weather… if spring rains keep us grounded or you are lacking a functioning aircraft… well… hop in the car and make the short trek to Ontario. You will not be disappointed. Be sure to bring a kid and show them how much fun aviation can be…breakfast is free for kids under 12.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-867-4200
d3director@idahoaviation.com

Lewiston EAA chapter 328 Meeting

March 24, 2020
2-3 p.m.

 Runway Safety Meeting.  Lewiston Terminal, 2nd floor conference room.  Sponsored by personnel from the Lewiston Tower.  Runway safety and risk issues will be discussed concerning the upcoming remodel construction of runway 30/12.  For more information contact Brian Koorenny at 509-254-1496
 
 

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Lewiston EAA Chapter 328 FAA Safety Meeting

March 24, 2020
6-8 p.m.

 EAA Lewiston Hangar FAA Safety Meeting at 270 O'Connor Rd. at the Lewiston airport.  Sponsored by personnel from the Lewiston Tower, runway safety and risk issues will be discussed concerning the upcoming remodel construction of runway 30/12.  Three "Wings" credits are available for attending this meeting.  For more information contact Brian Koorenny at 509-254-1496 or eaa328lewiston@gmail.com.
 

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Lewiston (KLWS) Breakfast Fly-in & Fun Day

May 2, 2020
8 am - 2 pm

Join us at the  EAA Hanger, 270 O'Connor Rd. at the Lewiston airport, featuring our famous breakfast, airplanes, pilots, conversation, antiques, gas kitty awards, trophies, music, and more.    For more information contact Brian Koorenny at 509-254-1496 or eaa328lewiston@gmail.com.

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Precision Aviation Fly-in Lunch

May 2, 2020
11 am - 2 pm

Join Precision Aviation at the Jerome County Airport for a “Clean out your hangar and Fly into Summer” fly-in, open house, and lunch. There will be a charge for lunch with all proceeds going to the local CAP squadron. More details to follow. For more information contact Mark Doerr at 208-308-1852 or mark@paviation.com.

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TV Chapter Meeting

May 12, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

May 12, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: SP Aircraft, 4888 West Aeronca St Boise, Idaho 83705 – Boise Airport South Side

Taco Tuesday… join us again for a hangar event at SP Aircraft / Ponderosa Aero Club for a taco bar dinner and drinks. Socializing, food and drink from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., $10 suggested donation. Chapter business from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will be visited by Dan Conner of the Division of Aeronautics and will discuss an “adopt an airport” program for state owned/managed airports that the IAA / TV Chapter can assist with. Also… with the flying season just hitting full stride we will do a demonstration of back country tool and survival kit organization and contents. This is a topic of endless debate but come and learn from a few of our own on what they carry in order to deal with potential emergencies or maintenance items in the backcountry. Panel discussion and demonstration.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-867-4200
d3director@idahoaviation.com

Idaho Aviation Expo (KIDA)

May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020
All day

The 10th annual Idaho Aviation Expo is Friday May 15th, and Saturday May 16th, 2020. Aero Mark, in partnership with the Idaho Aviation Association, will host this fun event in the 30,000 sq. ft. Aero Mark XL hangar, where exhibitor booths, wares, and aircraft can be under one roof, and on an airport where they belong.   For more information contact Thomas Hoff at 208-524-1202 or thomas@aeromark.com.

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TV Chapter Campfire Camping Event at Smiths Prairie (2U0)

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020
All Day

Join your friends in Aviation for a fly-in (or drive in) campfire event and camp out at Smiths Prairie Airport in Elmore County. This will be a “just for the fun of it” event and will be weather dependent. Join up with your friends at 6:00-6:30 p.m. at the Smiths Prairie airport. Bring your dinner to share pot luck style, don’t forget a cooler of your favorite drinks and come camp out in your tent or under the stars.

The Treasure Valley Chapter will do a campfire at 9 p.m. with smores for kids and kids at heart. In the morning choose from trekking to the Y-Stop in Prairie for breakfast or hopping in a plane and making a trip to Atlanta to the Beaver Lodge as a group. Should be a great way to welcome in the better weather and flying season ahead of us with a fun group event.

 

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-867-4200
d3director@idahoaviation.com

182 Straight Tail Fly-In

June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020
All day

First Idaho Gathering of Straight-Tail 182 Owners - 1956-1959!
- Camping available Friday and Saturday nights.  Optional motel rooms at the Smiley Creek Lodge a short walk across the highway.  Reservations required.
- Bring your own meals or eat at the Smiley Creek Lodge  restaurant.
- If you plan to attend, write to Phil (info below) with your group size for planning purposes and to receive any last minute details about the event and other information about the area.
-Fly-Outs to other backcountry airstrips will be at the pilots discretion and depend on runway conditions at the higher elevation strips based on snow melt and weather.
-Strongly suggest purchasing Galen Hanselman’s book Fly Idaho which details the Idaho backcountry network.

Contact for more information:
Philip Ackerman
208-871-8520
phil4ID@gmail.com

Carey (U65) Fly-in and Breakfast

June 6, 2020
7 - 11 am

14th Annual Fun-in-the-Grass John Adamson Memorial Breakfast and Fly-in. $5 breakfast is available until the last pilot is fed. Includes the annual Carey-er spot landing contest, and awards for oldest pilot, farthest flown, homebuilts, and more. This year there will also be a raffle for a rifle.  

Carey Flier

Contact for more information:
Mike Kelsey
208-481-0999
mountainmeadowsaviation@gmail.com

Treasure Valley Chapter Garden Valley (U88) Father's Day Potluck

June 20, 2020
Evening

Camp-out and join the potluck BBQ; bring something to cook and something to share.  Griddles and grills provided. Stay for the annual Treasure Valley Chapter fundraiser breakfast on Sunday the 21st.

Contact for more information:
Jerry Terlisner
208-344-1600
jtflys@live.com

Treasure Valley Chapter Garden Valley (U88) Father's Day Breakfast

June 21, 2020
8-10 am

Annual Treasure Valley Chapter fundraiser breakfast - $10 per person.  Try Chef Jerry's latest dish, along with delicious beer batter pancakes and all the fixens'. Camp out the night before and join the potluck BBQ.

Contact for more information:
Jerry Terlisner
208-344-1600
jtflys@live.com

Round Engine Roundup

June 25, 2020 - June 27, 2020
All Day

The Staggerwing Club’s annual luxury event for round-engine aircraft owners and enthusiasts.  For more information go to www.AeroMark.com.

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Wilderness History and Open Access - Flying B Wilderness History Event

July 24, 2020 - July 25, 2020
All Day

Wilderness History and Open Access, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and communicating the history of Idaho’s wilderness spaces, is hosting an educational event at the Flying B Ranch on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The event will feature a presentation and video interview of legendary Idaho backcountry pilot Ray Arnold. Ray will be reminiscing on this 50+ years of flying the Idaho backcountry and sharing an oral history of his long and eventful career. For those with an interest in Wilderness History and Aviation History in particular, this will be a great opportunity to meet Ray and participate in this oral history project.

Agenda:
Friday, July 24th:
Ray Arnold arrives Friday AM at the Flying B
Unscheduled activities of your choice during the day
4:00 pm Presentation and Oral History Video interview begins

Saturday, July 25th:
Breakfast with Ray Arnold and conclusion of event

  • The event is open on a first-come, first-serve manner for cabin beds.
  • · Anyone who wishes to camp on the Flying B property in a tent may do so at no charge with a reservation. Call the Salmon office at 208-756-6295.
    Camping is allowed only at the “Ball Field” by the lodge.
  • Those not camping may also stay a short flight away at Big Creek Lodge during the event at regular Big Creek prices.
  • Meals are available for those camping at normal ranch rates.
  • Due to fire issues, we cannot allow campers to make fires or cook meals themselves.
  • We will have a fire at the lodge in the fire-pit!
  • There is no charge to attend the interview.
  • Cabin beds and meals are at normal ranch rates subject to availability.

For additional information contact Paul Collins at Paul.Collins@idahosif.org or Tammy at tamflyingresort@gmail.com.

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Cavanaugh Bay (66S) Fly-In and BBQ

August 14, 2020 - August 15, 2020
All Day

Campout/Fly-in Friday the 14th and potluck BBQ Saturday the 15th, starting at 4 p.m.  The North Idaho Chapter is putting on a party! For more information contact Don McIntosh at 208-946-8490.

Contact for more information:
Don McIntosh
208-255-2793
donmc44@gmail.com

TV Chapter Meeting

September 8, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location and details to be determined.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-867-4200
d3director@idahoaviation.com

TV Chapter Meeting

November 10, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location and details to be determined.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-867-4200
d3director@idahoaviation.com