Working to preserve Idaho's irreplaceable backcountry airstrips.

Upcoming Events

Fly on the Ford at Nampa (KMAN) Airport

May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019
See below

Advance ride tickets $72, day of ride tickets $77.  Rides Thursday the 16th from 2-4 p.m.  See attached flier.

Fly on the Ford

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1st Annual Memorial Day Fly-in and Pancake Breakfast, Nampa (KMAN)

May 27, 2019
8 - 11 am

Join us for some Memorial Day fly-in fun and delicious pancake breakfast - sponsored by the Tower Grill!  Pancake breakfast begins at 8 am, and the Warhawk Museum will do a P-40 fly-over at 10:30.  There will be a Spot Landing competition and Landing Judging Cards will be in use.  Check the Tower Grill Facebook page for updates, or contact Nate at 208-468-0460 or nate@thetowergrill.com.

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Carey (U65) Fly-in and Breakfast

June 1, 2019
7 am

13th Annual John Adamson Memorial Fly-in and Carey Fire and Rescue breakfast. Breakfast 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. For more information contact Paul Olsen 208-309-2181.

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Buhl (U03) Third Annual Fly-In Breakfast

June 8, 2019
8 am - 1 pm

Pancake breakfast, BBQ lunch, spot-landing contest, static displays, car show, military aviation displays, vendors, arts & crafts!  For more information contact Arlene at 208-543-8999 or flyfoothills@gmail.com.

Buhl Flier

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TV Chapter Meeting

June 11, 2019
6 pm

Join the Treasure Valley Chapter in welcoming speaker Amy Hoover at their next chapter meeting!  Amy is co-author with Dick Williams of the just published book "Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying".  As always, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-898-9722
jd4727@yahoo.com

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

June 15, 2019
Afternoon-Evening

Camp-out and join the potluck BBQ; bring something to cook and something to share.  Griddles and grills provided. Annual Treasure Valley Chapter fundraiser breakfast on Sunday the 16th.

Contact for more information:
John Davis
208-898-9722
jd4727@yahoo.com

Legacy Flight Museum Free Breakfast; Rexburg (KRXE)

June 15, 2019
8-10 am

The Legacy Flight Museum is hosting its biannual FREE breakfast at the Rexburg Airport on June 15th 2019. Entrance into the museum and breakfast will be free to the public. Museum phone is 208-359-5905. 

Contact for more information:
Michael Jenkins
208-521-7254
Vintageaviation@yahoo.com

Sanders MT County (S34) Wings N Wheels Fly-in

June 15, 2019
8am - Noon

Free Admission.  Pancake & ham breakfast ($5/person), airplanes, vintage cars and trucks, pilot games, kid games, aviation displays, and more!  See attached flier or for more information call 406-529-4059.

Sanders Flier

Contact for more information:
Dallas Deardorff
406-210-8723
dallasdeardorff@gmail.com

Kalispell (S27) Airport Day

June 15, 2019
11am - 3pm

Have some fun in Kalispell at the 5th annual Kalispell Airport Day! Airplane ride raffle, classic car/motorcycle show, aircraft demo's, vintage aircraft (would love to have more vintage aircraft show up), food trucks, and lots of fun for the kids, too!  Camping is allowed under your wing, and fuel discount available. 

Kalispell Flier

Contact for more information:
Summer Hawkins
406-755-2376
office@montanaairadventures.com

Big Tires & Campfires Raffle & Breakfast

June 15, 2019
7:30 - 10:00 am

Breakfast and Raffle will be held at Big Creek Lodge; breakfast is only $10 - Save $10!  Raffle to be held at approximately 10 am, after you've had a delicious breakfast made by Big Creek Lodge innkeepers Annie and Bernard.  The raffle is sponsored by the Idaho Aviation Foundation (IAF), a non-profit organization.  All net raffle proceeds are donated to organizations that preserve, protect, and maintain backcountry aviation.    Buy tickets at Big Creek Lodge now and up to the drawing time, or ONLINE NOW.

You need not be present to win major prizes, which include:
One night stay for two adults at Big Creek Lodge; all meals included, Airframes Alaska Bush Tires, Signed and numbered watercolor print of Big Creek Airstrip

You must be present to win minor prizes, valued from $20-$500, such as:
     Garmin watch, Headsets, And Much More!

 Raffle Terms and Conditions

 

Contact for more information:
Nadine Burak
208-861-9056
info@idahoaviation.com

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

June 16, 2019
7-10 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:
John Davis
208-898-9722
jd4727@yahoo.com

Back Country Flying Seminar - Coeur D' Alene

June 22, 2019
9-11 am

The Idaho Division of Aeronautics focus for 2019 is on proficiency and "getting back in the saddle" with an emphasis on backcountry flying. Registered attendees will receive a copy of the "Idaho Mountain Flying Handbook".  Location will be Latitude Aviation Hanger , 2950 W Cessna Ave, Hayden, ID 83835.

Instructor Jeff Fouche will discuss how higher altitudes and temperatures have a negative effect on engine performance and the aerodynamics of the air frame. Having a good knowledge and judgment of the environmental factors are essential to the safe conduct of flying in the backcountry. This seminar will present valuable information on how to safely fly in Idaho's backcounty. 

To register go tohttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg8cokc92b942267&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Contact for more information:
Jeff Fouche
208-635-0805
jeff.f@flylatitudeaviation.com

Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures

June 26, 2019 - June 30, 2019
All Day

Activate excellence through an adventure-learning approach while flight skills expand beyond expectations.  Mix strengths, talents, and passion into tailored Life-flight Plans aimed towards higher potential and life satisfaction.  Express your wildest heart-felt dreams, aloft and otherwise, with confidence, finesse, support, and the expectations that promise ongoing success. Witness how an aviation star is born from the inside-out!
 
For more information and to register go to www.womanwiseawesomeadventures.com.  

Contact for more information:
Christina Tindle
208-315-3075
backcountryflygirl@gmail.com

McCall (KMYL) Fly-in and Open House

July 6, 2019
All Day

Join the fun at the biggest ever McCall Airport Open House and Fly-in on the long 4th of July holiday weekend. There will be events for pilots, families, and youth. Amy Hoover – renowned backcountry flight instructor, college professor, and author of, "​​Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying” will be the keynote speaker. There will be hands-on STEM events for kids as well as helicopter rides (subsidized for 18 and under), raffle & prizes, food, aviation centered display booths, and more. For more information contact Rob Tucker at rob@InterEd.com

 

 

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Wilderness Within Reach

July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019
All Day

Volunteer with us for the Thirtieth Anniversary of this program!  We provide free air transportation and lodging at Flying B Ranch (12ID) in the Salmon River drainage of the Idaho backcountry for those who cannot physically or economically access these remote areas. It is sponsored by the Idaho Aviation Foundation and supported by pilots and air charter companies. To volunteer or participate contact Joe Corlett at jcorlett@appraiseidaho.com or 208-890-1819.

Contact for more information:
Joe Corlett
208-890-1819
jcorlett@appraiseidaho.com

Willowa County (KJSY) Fly-in BBQ & Pancake Breakfast

July 12, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Evening/Morning

July 12th - Live music! Northeast Oregon Aviation Foundation is putting together a BBQ that is open to the public. Cost is $25. There will be short field take-off and landing demonstrations.

July 13th - The Foundation will also prepare and serve a pancake breakfast for your dining pleasure!    There will be a static aircraft display, an educational area, short field take-off and landing demonstrations, and a classic car display.

 
For more information contact Mike Fleming at sagriver@icloud.com or 541-263-2793 or . . . .

Contact for more information:
Bill Ables
541-263-1327
bjables@eoni.com

St. Maries (S72) 10th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

July 20, 2019
8-11 am

Pancakes, eggs, ham, fruit, coffee and juice. Static display with unique airplanes and vintage cars, educational videos, something for everyone. Fly or drive in and enjoy the beautiful area. For more information contact Carol Koelbel at 208-245-2914 or carol.koelbel@gmail.com.

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Women's Floatplane Splashdown! Cavanaugh Bay (66S), Tanglefoot Seaplane Base (D28)

July 25, 2019 - July 28, 2019
All Day

Floatplane Splashdown is an extraordinary flight immersion. Under-the-wing camp or stay in cabins while savoring unique flight instruction at beautiful Lake Cavanaugh (66S) in Northern Idaho. A float rating is probably the most fun to earn and enhances confidence in huge ways. Integrate recreation with aviation to experience a complete flight-learning experience. This event offers FUN, skills, WWaa Excellence Seminar, flight instruction, ground, exam prep, check ride (optional), massages, and more! This event was originally scheduled for July 18-21st.  womanwiseawesomeadventures.com/adventures.

Contact for more information:
Christina Tindle
208-315-3075
backcountryflygirl@gmail.com

RAF Regional Mini-Educational Conference

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
All Day

RAF Regional Mini-Educational Conference in Boise. Call
970-209-5980 or email Erin White at ewhite@theraf.org for info.

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Cavanaugh Bay (66S) Fly-In and BBQ

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
All Day

Campout/Fly-in Friday the 16th and potluck BBQ Saturday the 17th, starting at 4 p.m.  The North Idaho Chapter is putting on a party!

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

Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures

September 25, 2019 - September 29, 2019
All Day

Activate excellence through an adventure-learning approach while flight skills expand beyond expectations.  Mix strengths, talents, and passion into tailored Life-flight Plans aimed towards higher potential and life satisfaction.  Express your wildest heart-felt dreams, aloft and otherwise, with confidence, finesse, support, and the expectations that promise ongoing success. Witness how an aviation star is born from the inside-out!
 
For more information and to register go to www.womanwiseawesomeadventures.com.  

Contact for more information:
Christina Tindle
208-315-3075
backcountryflygirl@gmail.com