The Montana Pilot's Association (MPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1939 to serve the interests and needs of general aviation in Montana.
The MPA is the voice of general aviation in Montana. You may already belong to a number of national aviation organizations... but you also need to belong to the MPA for reasons outlined below.
The MPA is the only state-wide organization open to all pilots, and dedicated to representing and supporting the interest of Montana pilots.
Goals of the MPA
Promote Private and Commercial Aviation
Protect the Rights and Privileges of Pilots
Carry on Education Programs for Public Benefit
Promote Feeling of Fraternalism Among Pilots
Instill Respect amongst Pilots for State and Federal Regulations
Promote Flying Safe
Aid in Search and Rescue
Assist in State and Local Service Projects
Encourage New Pilots to Pursue aviation goals
MPA Represents General Aviation:
Monitoring general aviation issues in the state legislature
Active co-sponsor of the annual Montana Aviation Conference
Our representative on the Montana Aeronautics Board
Membership to the Aviation Organizations of Montana
Representing general aviation on airport usage and development committees throughout the state
MPA Promotes Flying Safety by:
Working toward the equitable and safe use of airspace by commercial, military and general aviation.
Ensuring the viewpoint of general aviation is heard during the planning of aviation facilities.
Supporting and participating in FAA safety seminars
Encouraging the installation, relocation, and improvement of air traffic control and weather reporting facilities
Reviewing and commenting on FAA, state and local proposals that affect airspace use.
Introduce or support legislation beneficial to aviation, campaign against laws that are not.
Benefits of Membership
When you join the Montana Pilot's Association you become part of a larger voice for general aviation in Montana.
Specifically you gain:
Membership in an organization that represents your general aviation interests.
Subscription to a quarterly newsletter that includes a calendar of aviation events and Hangar reports from around the state, as well as keeping you informed on issues important to Montana Pilots.
Representation at the local, state and national levels on aviation issues.