Chapter 517

Missoula, MT


EAA Chapter 517 is a group of aircraft enthusiasts from the Missoula, Flathead and Bitterroot Valley area.  We meet monthly and encourage the advancement of general aviation flying through companionship & fellowship, lectures, videos/movies, dinners, scholarships, and just good old fun. Anyone is welcome to join and you do not have to be a pilot or own a plane.


Annual Meeting -  Monday, Nov 18, 2019 6:00pm

As required by our Chapter Bylaws and State of Montana non-profit regulations, the EAA 517 Board of Directors is hereby providing advance notice to our membership about the 2019 Annual [Corporate] Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 18, at 6 PM, at our Chapter hangar in Missoula.  The main items of business will include a voice vote for election of Treasurer and Secretary, a financial report from Chapter Treasurer Roger Shaw, and a report from Chapter President Ralph Johns, who just returned from an EAA Leadership Workshop in Oshkosh.  The membership will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Board and bring up any topics for discussion that relate to Chapter governance or operations. The Chapter will provide FREE pizza, dessert, and beverages to be consumed during the business meeting.

At 7 PM, we will have an interesting presentation by Chapter members Dave Mihalic and Will Deschamps regarding their "unanticipated adventure" enroute to EAA AirVenture last July.  Their story begins with a gear malfunction just as they were preparing to enter the traffic pattern at Oshkosh.  What they did next over a two-hour period of time required cooperation, calmness, and clear thinking.  Please come to hear the rest of their incredible story  You will be glad you did.


Annual Celebration of Flight Dinner --  December 17, 2019

For details about the dinner this year, see the article in the November Newsletter.




Bryan Douglass will give a presentation on the trip of

Miss Montana to Normandy.

DATE:  September 16, 2019 - POSTPONED  Watch for the Rescheduling Date

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION:  EAA 517 Hangar



Contact Us

LOCATION:  4198 Corporate Way, Missoula, MT 59808 (#4 Hangar in the East LZ Hangar Complex at the                        east end of the Missoula Airport). 


MAILING ADDRESS:   P.O. Box 18264, Missoula, MT 59808-8264

PHONE:  406-541-0517 



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