McCall Airport Open House and Fly-In

McCall Airport Open House and Fly-In

Our theme this year is SMOKEJUMPERS to help commemorate the Smokejumpers Reunion happening the same weekend!

A showing of Return to the Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy will be played in the McCall Aviation Hangar until just before 5. Miss Montana will be on static display on Sunday morning as well.

KB Burritos, Sandbar Shave Ice, and Broken Horn Brewery will be on hand providing tasty treats and drinks! Kids, get your beaver tail pinned on the airport map before 11! The Beaver Drop will happen around 11:20.

We’ll also have helicopter rides, great speakers, an amazing static display, and a visit from Miss Montana, a retired smokejumper DC-3 from Missoula. A little bird told me there will be a parachutist! Booths inside Hangar 100 (City Airport office/shop) include: Barn Owl Books, ITD Aeronautics, IAA, Crista Worthy books, 4H, Firewise, USFS Fire Prevention, Mountain Home Air Force Base, and 99s!

SPEAKERS–inside the grey McCall Aviation hangar–

9:05 Lori MacNichol – The Idaho Backcountry is a National Treasure in Our Backyard.

9:40 Drone Designers: 4-H/Exploring STEAM Careers/Performance Art with Drones.

10:05 Smokejumpers – speaker TBD.

10:45 Crista Worthy – Idaho backcountry aviation history fun photo slideshow, wild stories, smokejumpers and more.


12:15 Kathy Hughes – TBD

14:45 CIARC – Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club – HAM radio/24-hour field day presentation.

We have some seriously great raffle prizes this year! $1500 Family Pass to Tamarack, Jug Mountain Ranch 4 rounds of golf, Foresters and Ruperts gift cards, Builders First Source, Gift Certificates from lots of your favorite McCall businesses, one $1000 sponsorship and two $500 sponsorships of Miss Montana. Each includes Membership to Museum of Mountain Flying, book, hat, etc. AND a local flight on DC-3 Miss Montana!

KUJJ/KDZY Booth – Live radio broadcast! St. Luke’s will be near the emergency gate, like last year. Valley County SAR will set up near the USFS Twin Otter and CIARC. Base Camp and Silverhawk will share a kiosk for helicopter rides. IAA is sponsoring kids’ rides ½ off!!

Don’t miss out!

Thank you to Idaho Power for their support of the McCall Chapter of the Idaho Aviation Association and the McCall Youth Learning Aviation Foundation which helps local kids engage with aviation in the community.