If you’re planning on flying into Missoula International Airport soon or if this is your first flight into MSO, we’d like to welcome you. This page will help you get acquainted with our Airport’s businesses and services. The Airport is located 4 miles northwest of the City of Missoula and has two runways. The main runway (11/29) is 9,501 ft long, while the crosswind runway (7/25) is 4,612 ft long. MSO has two Fixed Base Operators (FBO’s), as well as several top-notch aviation service providers, the Museum of Mountain Flying, and the Smokejumper Visitor Center.
Aerotronics of Missoula
Phone: (406) 728-7830
Services: Aerotronics represents leading aviation manufacturers including Bendix/King-Honeywell, BF Goodrich, Garmin, Bose, UPSAT, Trimble, Magellan, STEC/Meggitt, Flight Com, David Clark, Shadin, Insight, Light Speed, Vision Micro Systems, Century, Narco and others. Aerotronics is located on the east side of the airport near the approach end of Runway 25.
Phone: (406) 544-0402
Services: Homestead Helicopters, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and began with a single Helicopter which was used for flight training. Over the past 12 years, we have expanded our operations and fleet to include sightseeing, charter, external load / utility, survey & patrol, photography & film, fire fighting,advanced natural resource helicopter flight training, advanced mountain flying training, and longline external load training. Aircraft include Bell 206BIII JetRanger (five seat) Helicopters and Bell 206L4 LongRanger Turbine Engine (seven seat) Helicopters.
Minuteman Jet Center
Phone: (406) 728-9363
Fuel: AV100LL, Jet A, Jet A w/ additive
Services: Minuteman is an Exxon Mobil Avitat fuel provider and is open 24 hours a day. The FBO is located on the north side of the airport, west of the Missoula air traffic control tower. Minuteman is accessible via the terminal ramp or taxiway Golf. Minuteman offers tie-downs and heated hangers capable of accommodating aircraft up to a Gulfstream 4 or a Canadair Regional Jet. Jet A and AV100LL is available, as well as oxygen servicing, aircraft deicing, flight training, aircraft rental, and maintenance.
Phone: (406) 721-8886
Fuel: AV100LL, Jet A, Jet A w/ additive
Services: Northstar is a Phillips 66 fuel provider and is open 24 hours a day. The FBO is located on the east side of the airport just off the approach end of Runway 25, and is also accessible from Taxiways Alpha and Delta. Northstar provides ample ramp space for tie-downs, as well as heated hanger space capable of accommodating a Bombardier Global Express. Jet A and AV100LL is available. Additional services include oxygen service, aircraft deicing, flight training and aircraft rental, and maintenance.
Museum of Mountain Flying
Phone: (406) 721-3644
Tours: (406) 207-3929
Description: The Museum of Mountain Flying was created in 1993 in an effort to preserve Montana’s aviation history, as well as to commemorate Missoula’s Johnson Flying service. The museum moved into its current facility in 2002. Their collection include a Stearman bi-plane, a Twin Beechcraft Model 18, a Huey helicopter, and the legendary DC-3/C-47, N24320. Originally ordered by the US Air Force in 1944, N24320 was eventually purchased by Johnson Flying Service where she served smokejumper duty for most of her life. Her most infamous hour was on August 5, 1949, when she dropped 15 smokejumpers over a routine grass fire in Mann Gulch near Helena, Montana. Tragically, 12 of these brave men were killed when the fire blew up and chased them up the mountain. Thanks to dedicated historians and aviation enthusiasts, the DC-3 has been restored to its former glory and is now the centerpiece of the Museum. The MMF is located on the east side of the airport on Aviation Way. Just follow the signs. Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Smokejumper Visitor Center
Phone: (406) 329-4934
Website: Click Here
Description: Smokejumpers are highly trained specialists who parachute into remote areas of national forests to fight the spread of wildfires. The nation’s largest training base for smokejumpers is located in Missoula. The remodeled (1992) visitor center at the depot offers updated displays, dioramas and videos related to fire suppression. Guided tours are given of the parachute loft and training facilities. Open memorial day through labor day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of tour 45 minutes to an hour. Minimum time to visit depot without tour: 20 minutes. Admission is free; donations are accepted.