Upcoming Events Include:
Monthly Breakfast: First Saturday of the month; 8-10 am (April - November)
Young Eagles: First Saturday of the month 9am - Noon (May - September)
Events are held at the EAA 517 hangar #4 at the East LZ Hangar Complex, 4198 Corporate Way, Missoula Airport.
MEETINGS: EAA Chapter 517, Inc. only has one official member meeting per year, usually in October, to meet the requirements of a Montana corporation.
Each month, other than October, the Chapter has a gathering on the first Saturday of the month. These gatherings range from informal coffee and donuts during the depths of the winter to a more formal breakfasts at the airport during the flying season.
On these monthly Saturdays from April to November a Chapter meeting with a program of some sort will follow the meal event (or be held on another weekday).
SPECIAL MEAL EVENTS: Five Valleys Flyers has two planned special meal events each year. In February there is the Annual Mid-Winter Chili Feed. On December 17th each year there is the Annual Wright Brothers Dinner to celebrate the anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903, First Manned Powered Flight and the Christmas holiday.
EAGLE AND YOUNG EAGLE FLIGHTS: Five Valley Flyers, operating as EAA Chapter 517, Inc., conducts regular Eagle and Young Eagles flights based on demand. Often these flights occur on the first Saturday of the month in conjunction with our other scheduled activities. However, off site Eagle and Young Eagle events also are conducted to meet the needs of our surrounding communities.
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.Check the Chapter calendar for upcoming events.