Jeffrey Cavarra Joins Bridger Aerospace in Fight Against Wildfires

Bridger Aerospace Group, LLC announced that Jeffrey Cavarra has been hired as the new Vice President of Business Development as of September 1st, 2021. Mr. Cavarra joins Bridger after an 18-year tenure at Amentum (previously DynCorp International), where he served most recently as Program Director. Cavarra will bring his experience in Aerial Firefighting Program Management […]

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Hartzell & RAF Agreement Highlights Recreational Flying at EAA 2021

Hartzell Propeller’s agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, that provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont. and dedicated to preserving, improving and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Highlighting this exclusive offer to […]

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Montana Aeronautics Board Funds Projects for FY 2021

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)’s Aeronautics Board approved over $3.6 million in funding requests from thirty-five public-use airports during their Helena meeting on January 16, 2020.  The requests were for a variety of improvement projects that focused on lighting enhancements, runway, taxiway and apron reconstruction projects, land easements, perimeter fencing, building construction, and snow […]

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Melissa Martin Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for a Female Flight Instructor

Melissa (Missy) Martin of Polaris, Montana was awarded the 4th annual Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference in Long Beach, California. This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward an initial CFI certificate or an add-on rating and free, lifetime access to all King Schools courses including FIRCs […]

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New Administrator Selected to Lead Montana Aeronautics Division

Tim Conway was recently selected as the Aeronautics Division Administrator after serving as the interim Aeronautics Division Administrator following Debbie Alke’s retirement in December 2017.  Conway began working for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) in 1991 as a bridge engineer after graduating from Montana State University (MSU) with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He […]

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RAF Reports Aviation Included in USFS Final Planning Directive

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), through participation in US Forest Service (USFS) public comment sessions and attending meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee as observers, has secured the documenting of aviation within the Final Planning Directive (FSH 1909.12). The document acknowledges recreational aviation in multiple places. These aviation references clarify and solidify aviation as a […]

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