Yellow Stone Aviation


Yellow Stone Aviation

Yellowstone Aviation
P.O. Box 178
607 Yellowstone Airport Road
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone (406) 646-7359
Fax (406) 646-9789
Winter phone (208) 326-8632
Cellular (208) 420-2741
E-Mail: Yellowstone Aviation


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Yellowstone Aviation, located at the Yellowstone Airport in West Yellowstone, MT has been under the same ownership since 1982.

Yellowstone Aviation has been having a great summer 2017! Thanks to all who have visited us so far. If you haven't stopped in to see us you still have until the end of September to come on in! Our last day with be Saturday, September 30th. We will also be closed Saturday, Sept 30th from 1100 to 1500 local.

Hours of operation:
Sept. 1st - 30th, Monday - Sunday, 8am - 5pm
Fuel and services are available outside of these hours on a callout basis. Please contact us for more information.

This is the last day for fuel and services for 2017.

The Smokejumper Cafe is open 8am - 4pm Wednesday thru Saturday and Monday. 8am - 3pm on Sundays. The cafe is closed Tuesdays. Last day for the season is Saturday, September 30th.


CAUTION!!! All taxiways are currently open and construction has been completed for this stage. No more construction is planned until later September. We ask that you please still use caution when taxiing and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

The north general aviation ramp at the FBO and campground is OPEN for use. Come see our beautiful new ramp!


Please read! The runway will be closed to all aircraft operations as listed below. All times are local Mountain Time. Please check NOTAMS frequently for the most up-to-date infomation.

-No closures currently scheduled.


-The water and shower at the airport campground are turned OFF for the rest of the 2017 season due to below freezing nightime temperatures.

-Parking at the campground is OPEN!

-Please direct all concerns or comments regarding the status of the campground to the airport manager, Jeff Kadlec @ 406-646-7631 or to Debbie Alke at Montana Aeronautics Division @ 406-444-9569.


-Access to aircraft parked NORTH of the TERMINAL building is via gate 4P or 1P. Gate codes are posted ramp side of the fence.

The Yellowstone Airport is located two miles north of the town of West Yellowstone on Hwy 191 and 45 miles south of the Big Sky Resort. The town of West Yellowstone is located at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone Airport is also the closest, full-service airport to all the major attractions in Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful – 30 miles, Canyon – 45 miles, Lake Hotel – 65 miles). The airport is at an elevation of 6644 feet and has an 8400 foot long runway. The instrument approaches include ILS, NDB and GPS. The airport has accommodated everything from Ultralights to C5A and C141 military cargo planes and Air Force One.

There is a landing fee charged to all aircraft with a gross landing weight over 9,000 pounds and an overnight parking/tiedown fee starting at $5.00 for small general aviation aircraft with higher fees for larger aircraft.

Due to the number of people in the area during the summer season, it is recommended that reservations be made as early as possible for hotel rooms and rental cars. Some of the hotels have airport shuttles. For those wishing to camp with their aircraft, there is a small campground located at the north end of the tiedown ramp for pilots and passengers. The campground is in the trees and has picnic tables, fire pits, a pit toilet and hot shower. The shower is generally available from mid June until September. Freezing temperatures before and after those dates limit the time of the showers operation. Tents can be pitched any where among the trees, and campers will generally share the tables and fire pits. The campground is provided and maintained by the Montana Aeronautics Division, and there is no charge for its use, however, the aircraft parking fee of $5.00 per night still applies. There is also a ramp service fee for aircraft over 9,000 pounds gross landing weight which is waived with fuel purchase. If you notify us on Unicom (123.0) when inbound that you will be going to the campground, we will not direct you to parking on the ramp. We can also give you directions to the campground at this time.

For user comments and fuel prices please go to We try to keep all the information there up to date.

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