Welcome to MSO GA News, a publication of the Missoula International Airport and Chapter 517 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. This quarterly newsletter provides useful information on recent airport developments and enhancements, as well as to profile MSO's businesses, employees, and pilots.
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MSO GA Newsletter - Current Edition
Important General Aviation Meeting, Aerotronics,
Travel Air returns, ADS-B, FBO's, iPads, Book Review, Perilous Pete, Ray Aten's Zodiac
MSO GA News would like to thank all of our writers for contributing to this newsletter. If you'd like to earn some cash in your spare time...you'll have to write for something else. But...if you have something interesting you'd like to write about for free, we'd like to put it in the newsletter to share with the Missoula aviation community. Long (500 words), short, funny, serious...whatever. Interested in sharing? Contact MSO GA News Editor Gary Matson today!
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Past Issue Archives
2012 MSO GA News
Summer 2012 - MSO GA News
Spring 2012 - MSO GA News
Frank Bretz, test pilot at 85, Museum of Mountain Flying Fundraiser, Missoula's National Weather Service, & more.
2011 MSO GA News
Fall 2011- MSO GA News
Farewell to Missoula aviators; Utah back country flying adventure; GA Helps; Director Cris Jensen honored; Cliff Larsen ends tenure on Airport Authority Board; MSO construction projects; Special events at the Airport; Forest Service Museum update; A TBM arrives at the Museum of Mountain Flying; The Civil Air Patrol; Wreaths Across America
Summer 2011 - MSO GA News
Euegene Ely: Centennial of the First Powered Flight in Missoula; MSO News; Alex Polakow; Civil Air Patrol; Mark Melotz's Cardinal; Oskosh; Flight to July Snow; Perilous Pete Finds The Raptor.
Spring 2011 - MSO GA News
Museum of Mountain Flying Celebration of Flight; Centennial Celebration of Eugene Ely's flight; Missoula Transportation in 1911; MSO's New Public Safety Supervisor; Maxville Food Bank; MSO Construction 2011; Wet Winter/Early Spring - Outlook for Summer; Pilot Reporting Inbound and in the Pattern; Summer BBQ - July 18th
2010 MSO GA News
Winter 2010 - MSO GA News
Interview with MSO's new Deputy Director; Kelly Smith Retires; Cliff Larson Serves in Helena; The Art of Flying; Local Weather - Who You Gonna Call; Local Weather - ASOS After Hours; The Wright Brothers; Summer Construction & Runway Closure Schedule; New Aircraft Around Missoula; 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight In Missoula; Cowboys Shouldn't Fly
Fall 2010 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Interview with local pilot and aircraft builder Scott Owen; Michael Combs - Flight for the Human Spirit; Soaring can improve pilot skills; Airport projects and news; Flying adventures with Ed Stryker; Wings over Schaffer and much more
Summer 2010 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Deputy Director Greg Phillips leaving for Wenatchee; US Forest Service Missoula; 2010 Construction Season Update; Upward Bound Students Visit MSO; Trevor Stene's Trip of A Lifetime; Missoula National Weather Service; Museum of Forest Service History Update.
Spring 2010 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra; Tony Terzo Retires; 2010 Construction Season; Precision Approach and Spot Landing; Fun Flying Destinations; My Winter Adventure; An Evening for the Museum, and much more.
2009 MSO GA News
Winter 2009 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Construction Projects for 2009; The World Wide FBO;
Airport Non-movement Areas; GA Hangers Nearing Completion; The Art of
Flying by Art Dykstra; Changing Regulations; The Spreading of Sam; UAS
is Not An Airline; and much more.
Fall 2009 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra; MSO Capital Improvement Plan; New GA Hangar Complete; Global Warming: Man or Nature; and much more.
2008 MSO GA News
Winter 2008 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Airport Master Planners Deliver GA Hanger Sites,
Quality Control At Your FBO, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Airport
Master Plan Update Moves Forward, MSO's new Firefighting Vehicle, Fuel
Flow Fees, Local Aviation History, EAA Chapter 517 and much more.
Fall 2008 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Another Busy Construction Season at MSO in 2008; GA Hangers Make History; ASOS After Hours; Airport Master Plan Update; Do You Want to Build a GA Hanger At MSO; Missoula Pilots Pull Together to Help Fellow Pilot Injured in ATV Accident; Stress; Judgement and Flight Safety; Dear FISDO; Long, Long Cross Country.
Spring/Summer 2008 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Airplane Crash Puts Emergency Personnel to the Test, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Airport Master Plan Update, Whats the Aircraft Really For, Hanger Builders Organize, MSO Air Traffic Control, Summer Airport Construction Update, FAA Wings Program, ATIS After Hours, Wake Turbulence, Airport SIDA Areas.
2007 MSO GA News
Winter 2007 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Airport Strikes a Blow at Mother Nature, Progress and
Concerns for MSO pilots, Taxiway Golf, Using PFC's to undo PFC, GA
Hangers Coming to MSO, Aviation Science at MSO, The Art of Flying by Art
Dykstra,Stevensville Airport Traffic Pattern.
Fall 2007 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: MSO's New Deputy Director Greg Phillips, MSO Unveils New Smart Runway, GA Hanger Builders Meeting, Airport Master Plan Process Begins, Montana Airway Beacons, EAA Chapter 517 News, and The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra.
Summer 2007 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Montana Fire Season Continues, Restored Bombers Visit Missoula, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, ASOS Radio Frequency Update, EAA 517 Teaches Local Youth About Aviation, GA Hanger Update, Allegiant Airlines Announces New Non-Stop Service to Phoenix, MSO Hosts Barbecue for Local Pilots, Second Annual Sandpoint Fly-In.
Spring 2007 -MSO GA News
Featured articles: Airport to Close Runway 11-29 this summer, Flight Service Station Changes, New MSO Aviation Webpage Online, Microsoft Flight Simulator X review, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Legal Heads Up - Easily Overlooked Regulations, Economical Hangers a Goal for GA Pilots, Stevensville Airport Fly-In.
2006 MSO GA News
Fall 2006 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: New Airport Website Up and Running, Airport Director Cris Jensen Update on MSO Construction Projects, News From Nearby Airports, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Missoula Pilot Receives Recognition, Johnson Flying Service DC-3 Dedicated at Flight Museum, EAA Chapter 517 and MPA Hanger News, Saturday Fly-Outs.
Summer 2006 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: GA a Growing Asset for MSO, GA Committee Update, Missoula Airport to Launch New Website, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Angel Flight West - Wings of Hope, Missoula Air Traffic Control Tower Project Moves Forward, Cameron Aircraft Open House, Missoula EAA and MPA News, New Aviation License Plates.
Spring 2006 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: Life Flight Celebrates 25 Years, The Joy of Flight, The Art of Flying by Art Dykstra, Hold Short Procedure Changes, GA Hanger Progress at MSO, Airport Takes Delivery of Two New Plows, Terminal Expansion and Ramp Construction, Westfork Lodge, Update on Missoula Instrument Approaches.
2005 MSO GA News
Fall 2005 - MSO GA News
Featured articles: MSO GA Newsletter Maiden Flight, Encouraging Words from Director Cris Jensen, GA Pilot Survey, MSO GA Board, GA Hangers at MSO, Future of Runway 7-25.
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