Aviation in Montana

New Practice Airstrips Coming in Montana

newsletter feature imagePhotos courtesy of Mike Vivion

In early June, nine volunteers from the Montana Pilots Association (MPA) gathered at the Canyon Ferry airstrip to paint markings on the runway designating a short practice airstrip within the confines of the existing runway. Volunteers identified and plotted the locations for the new runway markings and painted 2’X4’ white blocks on the runway. These markings designate a 900’X25’ area to practice short and soft field takeoffs and landings.

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