For those camping in the backcountry, Mustang Mickey's is literally a home away from home. Located at the airport in Helena (HLN) , Montana, they not only have the cheapest self-serve avgas in the state, but they have also built what amounts to a house inside the hangar for the comfort of passing pilots.
The unattended hangar sports a comfortable living room with a TV and extensive video library, a full kitchen, one and a half bathrooms, a fantastic pilot briefing area, and a bunk room that sleeps four. Not to be forgotten are the two courtesy cars available to anyone who stops in to buy gas.
The amazing part is that all this is provided without charge to their customers. If you want to stay overnight and drive into town for a meal, not a problem.
Ted and Vicky Beck have created a haven for traveling pilots. I was fortunate enough to meet them on my last visit and they are truly great folks. If you're ever in search of fuel in western Montana, head for Mickey's
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Mustang Mickey's (a.k.a. Beck's U-Pump) is a small unassuming FBO at the base of the tower.
Once inside the door, it's hard to imagine that you are in a hangar and not in someone's home. Out of this shot to the right
are the full kitchen, two bathrooms and the bunk room. On the kitchen table are the signout sheets for the station wagon
and the Cadillac. It doesn't get much better than this!