Hamilton, MT (HAM)
Choice Aviation serves your flight needs in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley at Ravalli County Airport. A general aviation community everyone can enjoy, we are proud of the opportunity to work in this area. With professional, 24-hour full service, we are ready to take care of every need with the finest amount of detail.
This location is one mile east of Hamilton in the heart of Montana’s beautiful Bitterroot Valley. The area offers many recreational opportunities and is located along the original Lewis and Clark expedition trail. Just a few of the offerings you will find while visiting Choice Aviation include a great restaurant on the field, self-serve, an exemplary maintenance shop, and a shooting range behind the FBO.
- Jet A
- Jet A with prist
- 100LL Self-Serve
We take great pride in our fueling operations. Choice FBO’s adheres to ATA 103 & NFPA standards, in addition to local, state, and federal regulations. This means our fuel is sumped on a daily basis to ensure spotless fuel is being delivered into your aircraft. Our fuel trucks are combed over each morning and our line techs are trained and experienced on almost all corporate and general aviation aircraft.
We understand the need for competitive fuel pricing. At the same time, our prices reflect the many complimentary services offered with your fuel purchase. Rates on average are $0.08 less than the average Rocky Mountain region pricing and contract pricing is $0.28 less than our competitors. We do offer volume and contract pricing for those purchases of $200+ of fuel. Choice has teamed up with the following contract providers; AIRCard, Avcard, Avfuel, Colt, Everst, MultiService, Uvair, & World Fuel services.
Please contact us for fair and competitive pricing. Email Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are currently no hangar accommodations at this location.
Our service delivery model starts with the passenger, then the pilot and lastly the aircraft. If you require differently, please let us know.
- Educated Staff
- Corporate Hotel Rates
- VIP Transportation
- Passenger Lounge
- Passenger Pickup Planeside (with reservation)
- Rental Cars
- Red Carpet Service
- Hangar Loading (for those inclement days)
- Corporate Hotel Rates
- Crew Car (2-hr use)
- Rental Cars
- Flight Planning Room
- Café (on airport)
- Jet A
- Jet A w/ prist
- 100LL Self-Serve 24/7
- Hangar (accommodate most Super Mids)
- Oxygen service: YES
- Lavatory service: YES
- De-icing: YES
- GPU / Power cart: YES (1 electric)
- Aircraft cleaning / washing / detailing
The Bitterroot Valley is nestled between the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountain ranges. It is home to some of the best recreation spots in the US, including hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, wildlife and nature viewing ~ you name it! Whatever takes you outdoors, you can find it here in the Bitterroot! Also, our area has some of the largest Sapphire deposits in the world! Sapphire Studio, located in Hamilton, and Sapphire Gallery, located in Philipsburg, both offer a place where you can pan for these precious gems as well as purchase ready-made sapphires. It is a Montana treasure you will want to take home with you.
Hiking, Biking and Backpacking:
Hiking and backpacking enthusiasts will find miles of terrific trails surrounding the Bitterroot Valley. Whether you are a novice looking for a simple day hike or an experienced hiker looking for multi-day trips into the backcountry, the majestic Bitterroots and Sapphire Mountains will not disappoint you. The rugged terrain and beautiful peaks offer miles of breathtaking views and simple to challenging trails for all to enjoy. The same holds true for biking trails around the valley. Information on these hiking and biking trails can be found at any Forest Service headquarters and the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce. www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot
For the true Montana experience, we have many professionals ready to give you the ride of a lifetime. Let the majesty of the Bitterroot unfold before you on guided pack, hunting and fishing trips, or day trips through Forest Service land.
Boating, Canoeing and Rafting:
The Bitterroot River offers over 76 miles of floatable river from 6 miles south of Darby all the way to Missoula. The Salmon River, a great whitewater rafting destination, is just 90 miles south of Hamilton. Lake Como and Painted Rocks Reservoir are popular spots for canoes, jet skis, fishing boats, ski boats and everything in between.
If you are looking for a short getaway vacation or a family staycation that has it all, consider taking a whitewater rafting trip on the famous “River of No Return” with an outfitter who promotes safety, fun, and adventure. One-, two- or three-day trips are available. The Kookaburra crew are your guides to great Salmon River whitewater rafting! Ask the Chamber for a brochure, and get started on the thrill of your life.
Famous for its dry fly trout fishing, and boasting 22+ in. Browns during heavy spring Skwala hatches, the Bitterroot offers one hundred miles of fishable river, 11+ fishing access sites and some of the most pristine fishing areas in Montana. Lake fishing is also available at Lake Como and Painted Rocks Reservoir. Feel free to stop into one of our many fly fishing shops for the latest information on licenses, guided fishing trips, and advice on where to go and what to use. Check out the Chamber for fishing brochures and local guides.
At the Bitterroot Valley’s back door is a hunter’s paradise. Big game species include elk, bear, white tail and mule deer, mountain lion and moose. Birds include pheasant, grouse, duck and geese.
Lost Trail Powder Mountain usually
accumulates the greatest snow depth in Montana
making it one of the best downhill slopes in the
state. Our cross-country skiing is some of the
best in Montana along miles and miles of
Nordic and snowmobile trails.
www.losttrail.com or www.bitterrootxcskiclub.net
Wildlife photographers, birders and hunters are attracted to the area by the variety and abundance of our wildlife species. The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Teller Wildlife Refuge, Broad Axe and Skalkaho Wildlife Preserve are wonderful destinations for wildlife viewing.
www.tellerwildlife.org or http://www.fws.gov/refuge/lee_metcalf/
The Bitterroot National Forest has 28 campgrounds, many of which are open year-round. Amenities vary by site. More information is available at any of the Forest Service locations. We also have full-hookup, privately-owned campgrounds with both forest and river accesses. To make your reservations: Click Here