RAF Montana Liaison Scott Newpower organized volunteer pilots to fly a group of veterans into Meadow Creek (0S1) August 16-18. The Montana Vet Program approached Montana Pilots Association to ask for the lift. Under the sponsorship of Eagle Mount this Great Falls-based group provides veteran-led adventures to promote healing through camaraderie and physical activity. Military vets of all ages experience the…

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RAF Kentucky Liaison Jeff Smith reports that volunteers served 150 brats and nine gallons of ice cream at the RAF-supported August 12 Sinful Sunday ice cream social fly-in at Lee Bottom (64I). This beautiful grass airfield is open for public-use and lies along the Ohio River six air miles south of Hanover, IN. “We had to stop counting aircraft…

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RAF New York Liaison Russ Holland reports that 120 people attended the annual Boonville Pig Roast on Saturday, August 11. “Turnout was excellent considering threatening weather just south of the airport,” he said. Locals joined the group to enjoy the pilot community and conversation centered on recreational flying. “Several took advantage of the camping area and spent the majority…

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Oregon and Washington RAF members escaped the hot summer weather and smoky skies with a long weekend at the Oregon coast July 28-29.  Pleasant 65˚ temperatures greeted visitors to Nehalem Bay State Airport (3S6), a welcome respite from the 100˚ inland temperatures.   Early birds arrived Friday and camped overnight.  A number of pilots flew in…

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RAF Ambassador Eric Davis, his father Gary, RAF Ambassador Joe DeLeon, and RAF Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi were on hand to accomplish more goals at Georgia’s Creighton Island the weekend of July 28-29. Bobby flew in 300 lbs of new grills and concrete, which were installed by Joe and Gary who also repaired the pavilion lighting and…

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RAF intervention prevented conversion of Allenholm to cropland due to depressed agriculture prices and adverse weather. RAF saved this field!  An RAF grant was issued for airfield maintenance and a windsock. RAF’s Vermont Liaison provided onsite technical guidance and labor to upgrade and comply with new, more stringent VT and EPA water quality regulations for storm water runoff and seasonal…

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The second annual RAF/EAA Chapter 42 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park fly-in and maintenance party concluded successfully over the July 13-15 weekend.  A dozen airplanes participated. Exotics like a Stinson, Helio-Courier and a Glastar joined the Cessnas, Pipers, and others.  Another 15 vehicles made the long trip overland including 60 miles of gravel along the historic Copper River and Northwestern Railway right of way.…

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