Adjacent to the towering mountains of Glacier National Park lies a recreational airstrip that will soon be available for the enjoyment by capable pilots with suitable aircraft. The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) announces that Ryan Field, near West Glacier, Montana, (Great Falls Sectional Chart) will be open in the summer of 2009 for general use…

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We are profoundly saddened to report that Sparky Imeson of Helena, Montana, formerly of Jackson Hole, WY, perished in an aviation accident Tuesday, March 17 after departing Bozeman solo in his Cessna 180 on a routine 70-mile flight to Helena. Helena’s daily Independent Record reported that the wreckage was located by search crews from Malmstrom…

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Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) president John McKenna and Director and Florida Liaison Tim Clifford spent three action-packed days in Washington, DC in late February with multiple goals to educate policy makers on the issues recreational aviation faces; to further awareness of General Aviation’s stake on public lands as legitimate and recognized users and to solicit…

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