Airport Open House

McCall Municipal Airport Open House Event

Saturday - June 24th, 2023

 Come join us This Saturday!

 Saturday, June 24th, 2023, the McCall Municipal Airport will host its annual open house event that celebrates everything flight and 

includes a variety of exhibitor booths, entertainment, speakers, and more. 

If you haven’t heard, our theme this year is SMOKEJUMPERS to help commemorate the Smokejumpers 80th Reunion happening the same weekend!

A showing of Return to the Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy will be played in the McCall Aviation Hangar until just before 5:00 for people who want to stay a little longer. Miss Montana will be on static display on Sunday morning as well.

KB Burritos, Sandbar Shave Ice, and Broken Horn Brewery will be on hand providing tasty treats and drinks! 

Kids, get your beaver tail pinned on the airport map before 11:00! The Beaver Drop will happen around 11:20.

We’ll also have helicopter rides, great speakers, an amazing static display, and a visit from Miss Montana, a retired smokejumper DC-3 from Missoula. A little bird told me there will be a parachutist!

BOOTHS –inside Hangar 100:

       Barn Owl Books

       ITD Aeronautics


      Crista Worthy books



      USFS – Fire Prevention

      Mountain Home Air Force Base


SPEAKERS – inside the grey McCall Aviation hangar – away from the EmCee for better acoustics. Please plan your presentation for about 30 minutes. We can be flexible, so no one misses the Beaver Drop or Miss Montana’s arrival.

     09:05 Lori MacNichol – The Idaho Backcountry is a National Treasure in Our Backyard

     09:40 Drone Designers: 4-H/Exploring STEAM Careers/Performance Art with Drones

     10:45 Crista Worthy – Idaho Aviation History 

     11:15 – 12:15 LUNCH BREAK/BEAVER DROP

     12:15 Kathy Hughes - Aerospace Medicine in Civilian and Military Operations

     12:45 CIARC – Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club - HAM radio/24 hour field day presentation

EmCee/ MYL High Flying Club/McCall Youth Learning Aviation Program Raffle

We have some seriously great raffle prizes this year! 

     $1500 Family Pass to Tamarack

     Jug Mountain Ranch 4 rounds of golf

     Foresters and Ruperts gift cards

     Builders First Source

     30 Minute Scenic Flight Sawtooth Flying Service  

     45 Minute Backcountry Photo Flight from Mountain Canyon Flying

     Gift Certificates from lots of your favorite McCall businesses (finalizing details now!)

     One - $1000 sponsorship of Miss Montana/Membership to Museum of Mountain Flying, book, hat, etc. – includes local flight on DC-3 Miss Montana

     Two - $500 sponsorship of Miss Montana/ Membership to Museum of Mountain Flying, book, hat, etc.– includes flight to Missoula on Miss Montana – must arrange          own transportation home     

KUJJ/KDZY Booth – Live radio broadcast!

Valley County SAR will set up near the USFS Twin Otter and CIARC.

Base Camp and Silverhawk will share a kiosk for helicopter rides. IAA is sponsoring kids’ rides ½ off.