EAA 517


Event Calendar

Upcoming Events  


Pancake Breakfast (Saturday, July 2, 8:30-10:30 AM)

Come join us at the EAA Chapter 517 Hangar (map) for our monthly pancake breakfast. As we have in the past, we ask for a $5.00 donation per meal. In addition to pancakes, we serve scrambled eggs, turkey sausage links, juice, and coffee. There is nowhere in Missoula that you can purchase breakfast at this great price! 😊


We are also be starting our Young Eagles free youth flights for the 2022 season! Registration is available here.

Last, but not least, we have kicked off our 2022 Fundraising Raffle. We have an amazing set of prizes that have generously been donated by our members, our local community, and our local businesses. Tickets can be purchased at the breakfast for $10 per ticket (or $75 for 10 tickets). Each ticket additionally qualifies for one free breakfast!


Regularly Scheduled Events


Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In (First Saturday of the month, April 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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