The Museum of Mountain Flying traces its roots back to 1993 when it was a three-acre “boneyard” of Johnson Flying Service. Stan Cohen, Dick Komberec, and Steve Smith decided to turn this land into a museum to honor and preserve the history of the premier mountain flying service in the Northern Rockies area, from the late 1920s to the early 1970s. As time passed, the museum continued to grow but couldn’t withhold all the artifacts that were being gathered. That is, until Rick Nash stepped in.
Rick Rash is a local aviation enthusiast and was about to build an 18,500 square foot hanger to support the rest of the artifacts. Today, The Museum of Mountain Flying is to maintain historical Northern Rockies aviation for future generations by preserving aircraft, memorabilia, artifacts, historical documents, photographs, personal narrative/diaries, motion-pictures, tape recordings, newspaper stories, magazine articles, and books. Visitors come from all over the world to get a gaze at the historical Northern Rockies aviation technology. If you find yourself in the area, come see us!