Working to preserve Idaho's irreplaceable backcountry airstrips.

Upcoming Events

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

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

Precision Aviation Fly-in Lunch

June 13, 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

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

June 20, 2020

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

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

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

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St. Maries (S72) 11th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

July 18, 2020
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

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CANCELLED! - 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.

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 or Tammy at

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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

TV Chapter Meeting

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

Location and details to be determined.

Contact for more information:
John Davis

TV Chapter Meeting

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

Location and details to be determined.

Contact for more information:
John Davis