EAA 517


Event Calendar

Upcoming Events  


Coffee and Donuts (Saturday, January 8, 8:30-10:00 am) and Airport Terminal Tour (10:00 am)

Come join us at the EAA Chapter 517 Hangar (map) for our "off-season" coffee and donuts events. It's a great way to stay connected with fellow aviation enthusiasts. We can use a couple of people to help set up tables and chairs around 8:00 AM. If you can help, please call or text Steve Rossiter at 406-529-1601.


MSO Deputy Director Tim Damrow will be providing EAA members and guests a special tour of the new airport terminal at 10:00 am. Please contact Sherry Rossiter if you plan to take the tour after the coffee and donuts event.


Regularly Scheduled Events


Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In (First Saturday of the month, May through September)

We're back with our monthly pancake breakfasts! Come join us at the EAA Chapter 517 Hangar for breakfast and for great conversation with local aviation enthusiasts!


Young Eagle Flights (First Saturday of the month)

We're back with Young Eagle Flights! These coincide with our pancake breakfast events. Visit our Young Eagles page for more information.


Eagle Flights (Based on demand)

Five Valley Flyers, operating as EAA Chapter 517, Inc., conducts Eagle Flights based on demand. See our Eagle Flights page for more information.


Evening Program (3rd Monday of the month)

EAA Chapter 517, Inc. has special speakers and topics of interest.  Normal programs are the 3rd Monday of the month held at the EAA 517 hangar starting at 6:30 pm.  Sometimes these are preempted during the summer months due to the Saturday fly-in gatherings. 


Board Meeting (Once per year)

EAA Chapter 517, Inc. only has one official member meeting per year, usually in November, to meet the requirements of a Montana corporation.


Special Meal Events

In December each year we host a Celebration of Flight Dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903, First Manned Powered Flight and the Christmas holiday.


Other Activities

Five Valley Flyers often participates in the planning and support of other aviation events in our service area. Periodically, the annual Montana Aviation Conference is held in Missoula. In 2018, there was the AOPA Regional Fly-In and a Tryke Fly-In in Stevensville. The Chapter supported all these events and expects to continue such in the future. We also help support the annual Aviation Day in Hamilton each year.

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