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…

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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,…

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Weather threw a curve ball at the Myricks Field (1M8) Fly-in in Berkley, MA on Sept.17-18.  Some of the planes were pushing their cross-wind components to land. “We still had a great turnout,” said John Meade, RAF New Hampshire Liaison. There was a solid turnout from local non-aviators, generating good public relations. Many pilots prudently…

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Airport ID: 1NK7 The RAF has supported Boonville Airfield since 2013, co-sponsoring its annual Boonville Fly-in and Pig Roast. Up to 70 aircraft from around the northeast have dropped in on this 2,800-ft turf airfield to enjoy the event. We have also sponsored “Know Yourself and Know Your Plane” safety seminars, to help pilots evaluate their own and their plane’s…

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The RAF was well-represented at AOPA’s regional Fly-in at Battle Creek, MI. Nearly 2,000 AOPA members, family and guests attended despite less than desirable weather. The RAF secured a great display in a prime location. The camp scene was set by Diz Frederick which drew in visitors, many of whom became new RAF members. RAF Michigan Liaison Brad Frederick was…

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Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month’s Featured Airstrip is North Fox Island. North Fox Island (6Y3 FAA Pending) The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has been working for several years to re-open North Fox Island…

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