RAF Trail Creighton Island
This event part of the 2017 RAF Trail!
The RAF is proud to announce our first RAF Weekend Away at Creighton Island the weekend of March 24-26. It's true that we've had several work party's since mid-2016, but this will be the first event where no work is expected. Instead, we're there to enjoy and soak in all that this great island getaway has to offer. Check out a video of our latest work party.
At Creighton you'll enjoy being able to park your plane and pitch your tent in the shadow of Live Oaks that are older than the USofA. There are hot and cold showers as well as a limited number of beds in the bunk houses nestled in the forest. In terms of activities you can fish, canoe and kayak, ride or walk to the north end of the island and explore areas essentially unchanged for over a century. Depending on Old John's disposition (the senior resident tractor), we'll hitch up the haywagon and do a tractor pull to the north end of the island for those wanting to explore the island withouth breaking a sweat. If just relaxing on the island is not enough, there's a couple of fly-out options available.
The Blue Angels will be performing as part of the Wings over Golden Isle's airshow running this same weekend at the Brunswick airport, which is 16nm southwest of Creighton. The event sponsors have informed us that BQK will be open to transient aircraft between shows so you'll have the option to fly over Friday, Saturday, or both days if you like. Just be sure to check the TFR once it's published and plan accordingly. If that were not enough, the Grass Strip Foundation is hosting their annual open house at 9GA2 19nm to the NW all day Saturday the 25th. Details are included in their flyer.
Be sure to checkout the mandatory pilot briefing at: http://theraf.org/content/creighton-island-safety-briefing, which contains details on the ammenities and note that this strip is not for every pilot or every aircraft. Note that bunks are first-come first-serve and that we will not reserve them. We will be serving dinner both Friday (low country boil) and Saturday (pasta and salad) evenings. Bring food for all other meals.