A brand-new terminal with a historic name welcomes you when you choose the jet charter airport at Bert Mooney, Butte, Montana.
Nearby Butte is Montana’s fifth-largest city, with a population of 34,500 in 2020. Originally a nineteenth-century mining town, Butte has matured over the last two centuries as a renewable energy center and a tourist destination.
The airport was named after Bert Mooney, a local aviation legend, who started flying at age 19. He went on to found Butte Aero Sales, and holds the distinction of delivering the first airmail to Yellowstone, a notoriously treacherous route at the time.
Since then, Bert’s humble Butte hangar has received such notables as Charles Lindbergh, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Modern travelers will be delighted by the amenities offered at the newly-renovated terminal, opened in 2018.
The Mooney airport is also home to Butte Aviation Inc., one of the premier FBOs of southwest Montana. This private terminal offers such perks as plane-side ground transportation, catering services, discreet handling of VIP guests, passenger lounge with internet access, free parking and many more services. Your pilot will thank you for choosing Mooney’s heated hangars and de-icing facilities.
The airfield features two runways: one is 5,100 feet long, while the other is an exceptional 9,000 feet. For comparison, the international airport in Billings is 9,500 feet. Bert Mooney could never have imagined that his modest airfield can now accommodate charter jet aircraft as large as a 30-seat Embraer 120 Brasilia.