Florida’s 2017 Fly-In season has officially started with the RAF Meet and Greet at Melrose, (FD22). Again, the RAF partnered with Florida Sport Aviation Antique & Classic Association (FSAACA).  Even with ominous weather forecast, folks started showing up on Wednesday and continued through Saturday. The grounds filled up with motorhomes, under-wing tent campers and numerous transient day-trippers.  Over the…

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The RAF announces the re-opening of Creighton Island airstrip on the Georgia coastline. Creighton Island is a privately owned, undeveloped, inner barrier island in McIntosh County and is home to cattle, donkeys, wild pigs, the occasional coyote and armadillos. The approximately 2,700-ft airstrip is located on the southern tip of the island but had been unusable until recently. Following contact by Georgia…

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Tim comes from a long family history in aviation, dating back to the 1920s.  His great-grandfather was the VP of engineering for Curtiss-Wright and Lycoming. His grandfather flew TBM Avengers in WWII, and his grandmother flew Piper Cubs in the late 1940s.   Starting at age five, Tim spent weekends at the model airplane field…

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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 Creighton Island Airstrip, Georgia. RAF leaders and members have established a collaborative agreement with the Islands airstrip owner to provide airstrip maintenance and upkeep in…

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