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Mexican Mountain remains in good shape

Mexican Mountain airstrip in southern Utah is considered by some to be the “best backcountry strip in Utah.” It lies within a Wilderness Study Area, and remains open as a “casual use” airstrip. It’s only accessible by air or on foot. Federal WSA lands are managed to retain their “primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation.” 

RAF Volunteering Information

Thank you for your interest in the RAF! Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Lightspeed Boosts Backcountry Boutique results

Thanks to your response to our March Backcountry Boutique offer, Lightspeed made a substantial contribution to the RAF, another in a sequence of generous contributions.

RAF at Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo!

Aviation enthusiasts from around the world gathered April 10-15 for the 44th annual aircraft extravaganza. Although inclement weather impacted the first and last days of Sun ‘n Fun, the majority of the week was spectacularly clear for visiting exhibits, attending forums, watching airshows and examining static aircraft.

Georgia’s Creighton Island Fly-In Series Begins!

Join the RAF for a series of Fly-ins at Creighton Island airfield in Georgia. Come enjoy one of the special recreational airfields the RAF has helped preserve. Most of the island is undeveloped and remains much as it was in the Civil War era. Fly-ins will be the fourth weekend of every month, beginning April 27-29, and ending September 28-30.

RAF and Sporty’s Pilot Shop Backcountry Cover Photo Contest

RAF Members: Open up that ‘Photos’ file and find your best backcountry snapshot!

RAF Hosts Seeley Lake Fly-Out at AOPA Missoula Event

Join the Recreational Aviation Foundation Saturday, June 16 for a fly-out to Seeley Lake (23S) in Montana. The fly-out is  one of three events organized in conjunction with AOPA's Missoula, MT Fly-In at KMSO on June 15 and 16. 

Featured Airstrip

Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month's Featured Airstrip is Jake's Bar, located in Alaska.
 

April Events

Please consider joining us at a RAF event in April! Short descriptions of April events are below; please visit our Event Calendar for full details.

April 6-8

RAF and APA Payson Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend, Arizona