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8th Annual Negrito Fly In, NM.

The 8th annual Negrito (0NM7) Fly-in was held in the Gila National Forest Sept. 16-18 and was a great success!  At 8,000 feet and in the heart of the Gila National Forest, Negrito is an incredibly beautiful and remote spot. The event is co-sponsored by the New Mexico Pilots Assoc., (NMPA) and the RAF, and 18 planes and 30 individuals came from NM, TX and even one visitor from CA.  

AOPA Fly-In Prescott, Arizona

Join the RAF crew this weekend at the the AOPA Fly-IN Prescott, AZ.  Bring a friend and stop by to say "hello" to guys and gals in ORANGE!

It is sure to be a fun weekend with our friends at AOPA.  Click here for all the details from AOPA.

Lee Bottom Fly In, IN.

The Lee Bottom fly-in the weekend of September 16-18 became the soggy bottom fly-in. The field, (64I) is six miles south of Hanover, IN.  A few campers arrived Friday and stayed the weekend, but Saturday’s activities had to be canceled completely due to uncooperative weather. Nevertheless, we had folks from as far away as Texas, South Carolina and Michigan.

Myrick Field Fly In, MA.

Grapevine is One Step Closer!

Grapevine airstrip, located in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, is one step closer to being fully opened and charted! 

The RAF and Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) worked with Tonto National Forest personnel nearly four years toward this goal. Most maintenance and improvements are complete, the most challenging being the RAF and APA’s crack sealing of this 3,800 x 40 ft asphalt runway, that had been closed since 1997. 

Boonville Airfield

The RAF has supported Boonville Airfield (1NK7) since 2013, co-sponsoring its annual Boonville Fly-in and Pig Roast.


RAF Mission:

“The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains, and creates airstrips for recreational access.”

September is a busy month for events!

Where will you join the RAF this month?

Click on the calendar to see all the RAF events!

September 2- 5 | Prickett Grooms Fly- In Camp Out | Sidnaw, Michigan | contact: bfrederick@theraf.org

Volunteer with the RAF!

Volunteer your time and talents with the Recreational Aviation Foundation - we would love to have you on the team!  The flow sheet is a fun way to help guide you towards one or more RAF volunteer opportunities that could fit your talents and interests.

RAF Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Airstrip Maintenance Volunteer

  • Fire Hub Tender (MT, FL, TX)

Looking for somewhere to fly?

Are you looking for somewhere to fly? 

And a project or two?

Fall days are beautiful at Ryan Field, and there are a few projects we’d like finished before this flying season ends. We invite you to fly into Ryan Field (after receiving a copy of the Ryan Safety Briefing) and spend a few hours on a project before enjoying a beautiful sunset or relaxing around the RAF Fire Hub.