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Contract Air Mail Route #26 Salt Lake-Great Falls airway

Considered a Montana beacon even though it is 34 feet inside of the Idaho border. We also have this site listed in Idaho.

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission in 1977.

26 SL-GF Monida Pass

Idaho:  Clark County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet PZ0637

gps: 44.558610, -112.288459

26 SL-GF Monida Pass Website

 

27B SL-GF Dell DOCILF

Montana:  Beaverhead County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 44.732667, -112.714926

27B SL-GF Dell Website

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

30 SL-GF Dalys / Canyon Resort

Montana:  Beaverhead County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 45.070285, -112.810795

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QY0531

30 SL-GF Dalys / Canyon Resort Website

 

32 SL-GF Dillion DOCILF / Beaverhead County Airport

Montana:  Beaverhead County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Salt Lake-Pocotella section
National Parks Airways

gps: 45.252552, -112.554382

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QY0516

32 SL-GF Dillion DOCILF / Beaverhead County Airport Website

 

34 SL-GF Twin Bridges

Montana: Madison County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 45.622639, -112.277733

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QY0497

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1979.

36F SL-GF Homestake Pass

Montana:  Silver Bow County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 45.908223, -112.415634

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QY0505

Known as Butte Municipal Airport from its opening in 1926 and then as Silver Bow County Airport from 1960-1972.

In 1972, the airport name was changed to honor Bert Mooney, the first to fly mail into Yellowstone National Park in 1935.

37 SL-GF Bert Mooney Airport

Montana:  Silver Bow County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 45.953774, -112.502136

37 SL-GF Bert Mooney

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QY0504

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

SL-GF Ratio Mountan / Whitetail

Montana:  Jefferson County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 46.079891, -112.140144

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RX0900

 

Helena Municipal

Montana:  Lewis and Clark County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 46.602368, -111.994457

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

43 SL-GF Stoney Point

Montana:  Lewis and Clark County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 46.853737, -111.947872

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RW0489

  If you know the gps: location please let us know

44 SL-GF Wolf Creek

Montana:  Lewis and Clark County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: still looking

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

45 SL-GF Hardy

Montana:  Cascade County

CAM #26 Great Falls-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake-Great Falls airway
Pocotella-Great Falls section
National Parks Airways

gps: 47.180643, -111.795034

Northern Transcontinental Airway (Seattle-Helena airway)

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1975.

S-H Mullen Pass

Montana:  Shoshone County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.479835, -115.669938

 

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

S-H St. Regis

Montana:  Mineral County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.287258, -115.050470

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet SU1122

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

S-H Alberton

Montana:  County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.028297, -114.470372

Beacon on control tower.

Missoula Airport

Montana:  County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.918626, -114.083744

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1979.

S-H University Mountain

Montana:  County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.853093, -113.929115

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

43 S-H Bonita

Montana:  Granite County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.746909, -113.622841

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RX1018

 

44A S-H Bearmouth

Montana:  Granite County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.652086, -113.268954

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RX0975

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

47 S-H Avon

Montana:  Powell County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.547622, -112.636375


Mc Donald Pass listing on the National Register of Historic Places

Link to the original National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for McDonald Pass June 20, 2014

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1979.

49 S-H McDonald Pass

Montana:  Powell County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Seattle-Helena airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.556239, -112.309276

Northern Transcontinental Airway (Helena to Twin Cities airway)

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

1 H-TC Spokane Hill

Montana:  Broadwater County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.541293, -111.711802

 

3 H-TC Townsend DOCILF

Montana:  Broadwater County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.328254, -111.479654

Red line is power line.

Selected by the Montana Aeronautics Commission to remain in operation,after it was decommissioned by the FAA  in January 1966.

5 H-TC Strawberry

Montana:  Broadwater County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.969709, -111.328198

One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1979.

6 H-TC Belgrade DOCILF/ Bozeman Airport

Montana:  Gallatin County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.775236, -111.156236


One of 8 beacons that the FAA retained 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission in 1979. Decommissioned 1993

Boseman Pass

Montana:  Gallatin County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.658197, -110.806923

On March 2, 1993, the Bozeman Pass Beacon was decommissioned because the Montana Power Company had erected a 180-foot radio repeater tower on the site complete with strobe lights. To avoid redundancy and confusion, the older, shorter beacon was turned off.

 

10 H-TC Livingston DOCILF

Montana:  Park County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.666240, -110.529071

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QX0728

 

11 H-TC Mission Field DOCILF

Montana:  Park County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.696353, -110.453925

11 H-TC Mission Field DOCILF Website

 

12 H-TC Springdale

Montana:  Park County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.728264, -110.206060

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QX0657

 

13A H-TC Big Timber DOCILF

Montana:  Sweet Grass County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.811007, -109.975520

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QW0640

13A H-TC Big Timber DOCILF Website

13B H-TC Ross Canyon

Montana:  Sweet Grass County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.740491, -109.950681

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QW0634

 

18B H-TC Canyon Creek

Montana:  Sweet Grass County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 45.769857, -108.915223


Click this link for a cool night photo.

Beacon moved to water tower about 1950.

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QW0559
Logan field water tank is located 1 mile west of the main area of the airport and on the north side of state Highway 3.  The tank is a spheroid in shape, supported by a single stand pipe and is painted red and white in color. The overall height being 100 feet.

Billings Logan (BIL)

Montana:  Yellowstone County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Livingston-Billings airway / Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Casper-Billings airway / Billings-Great Falls airway

gps: 45.804400, -108.560925

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet QW0558

 

25 H-TC Custer DOCILF

Montana:  Yellowstone County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.134209, -107.508632

 

27 H-TC Hysham Airport

Montana:  Treasure County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.294075, -107.195064

 

30 H-TC Forsyth DOCILF

Montana:  Rosebud County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.267120, -106.612440

 

H-TC Miles City Municipal

Montana:  Custer County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.427973, -105.874607

THE CENTER OF THE ROTATING LIGHT OF THE BEACON IS THE POINT
THAT WAS INTERSECTED. IT IS 56 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

37 H-TC Spring Draw

Montana:  Prairie County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.599499, -105.289723

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RT0485

 

38 H-TC Mildred DOCILF

Montana:  Prairie County

Northern Transcontinental Airway
Helena-Twin Cities airway
Billings-Bismark airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.656670, -105.020070

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RT0481

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway

 

47 C-GF Patterson Canyon

Montana:  Golden Valley County

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Billings-Great Falls airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.727117, -109.184822

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RV0737

 

48 C-GF Half Moon Canyon

Montana:  Fergus County

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Billings-Great Falls airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 46.842959, -109.262071

Little skeleton tower on top of the watertower.

C-GF Lewistown Municipal

Montana:  Fergus County

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Billings-Great Falls airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.046299, -109.455120

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet SR1116 

 

53 C-GF Stanford NE

Montana:  Judith Basin County

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Billings-Great Falls airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.199359, -110.101084

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet SS1506

 

57 C-GF Belt

Montana:  Cascade County

Cheyenne-Great Falls airway
Billings-Great Falls airway
Northwest Airlines

gps: 47.381533, -110.884449

Airports / Unknown airway

 

Anaconda / Bowman Field

Montana:  Deer Lodge County

gps: 46.147267, -112.865259

One of 8 beacons retained by the FAA in 1966. Legally transfered to the Montana Aeronautics Commission about 1977.

B3 Ramsay / Silver Bow

Montana:  Silver Bow County

gps: 46.051845, -112.712405

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RX0926

 

Lincoln Airport

Montana:  Lewis and Clark County

gps: 46.958170, -112.647490

Top of water tower

Chester Airport

Montana:  Liberty County

gps: 48.508893, -110.978908

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet RX0900

On hanger

Choteau Muni

Montana:  Teton County

gps: 47.821386, -112.169702

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet ST0479

 

Cut Bank International Airport

Montana:  Glacier County

gps: 48.606322, -112.366548

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet TM0790

 

Columbus Airport

Montana:  Stillwater County

gps: 45.630368, -109.232986

 

Three Forks Airport

Montana:  Gallatin County

gps: 45.883536, -111.565538

 

Roundup Airport

Montana:  Musselshell County

gps: 46.471706, -108.549872
 

Laurel Airport

Montana:  Yellowstone County

gps: 45.700522, -108.761424

 

Terry Municipal Airport

Montana:  Prairie County

gps: 46.778730, -105.305788

 

West Yellowstone Airport

Montana:  Gallatin County

gps: 44.685657, -111.115479

 

White Sulpher Springs Airport

Montana:  Meagher County

gps: 46.500283, -110.906188

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