Chukar Flats Update A ‘Closed’ sign went in at the airstrip in Eastern Oregon along the John Day River named Chukar Flats, alerting the local pilots to a policy shift by the BLM. The RAF contacted the BLM’s Prineville Field Office and found a mixed reception for the idea of airplane access, however it was…

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Tuweep The Grand Canyon Secret Few things are more disappointing to pilots than an enormous white “X” marking the threshold of their favorite recreational airstrip. Such is now the case at Tuweep (L50) airstrip on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Update: The RAF has been participating in the potential lease and reopening process of…

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In keeping with this mission the RAF recently announced that it is endorsing and supporting a new work by Idaho’s noted author and pilot Galen L. Hanselman. Hanselman has received widespread acclaim for his pioneering work in educating and promoting aviation safety in his backcountry flying guides: Fly Idaho!, Air Baja!, and Fly the Big…

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