As Sarah Chandler phases out of her position as Volunteer Coordinator for the RAF, we welcome Erin White. Erin’s resume is extensive and impressive. She started out her writing career in 1994, working as a reporter in the Silicon Valley. Among her many accomplishments, she’s especially proud of the four years she directed marketing and…

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The RAF is pleased to report that efforts by its membership contributed to a 17% share of comments received by the Helena/Lewis and Clark National Forest during their public scoping period. These comments will steer the future travel plan on the Helena/Lewis and Clark National Forest, 2,846,606 acres of public land located in the Rocky…

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While the weather around Hew Hampshire’s Wentworth AeroDrome (NH96) threw a few curve balls and cut short some folks’ weekend plans, attendees got in some flying circling all of New England. Forty-eight airplanes were on the ground Friday night, October 7. It was the largest gathering yet for the Wentworth AeroDrome or “WAD” Fly-in/Fly-out. RAF President Alan Metzler and…

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Our first RAF Trail event in Pennsylvania is now history, originally scheduled for the last day of September. High up on the Allegheny Plateau about 20 miles northeast of Williamsport is Eagles Mere, PA, and the Air Museum on Merritt Field (4PN7). The Museum is owned and operated by George Merritt Jenkins who tackled the…

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We had a great weekend at our Fall 2017 Backcountry Fly-In/Campout Sept. 22-24 co-hosted by Kern Valley Airport and the RAF. Over 30 planes and 60 people came, camped, flew, and feasted, including Mt. San Antonio College students!  Friday evening we briefed guests for the next day’s fly-outs, then shuttled everyone to the Kern River Brewing Company…

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The RAF and the National Park Service (NPS) officially renewed their cooperative maintenance agreement on the three airstrips within the boundaries of Death Valley National Park September 1. The original renewable five-year agreement was inked in 2008 and approved RAF volunteers performing maintenance on the Park’s airstrips. This Volunteer In the Parks, or “VIP” agreement…

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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 Pleasant Valley. Pleasant Valley, (24AZ) is located on the Young District of the Tonto National Forest just outside the historic little town of Young Arizona and 21…

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