RAF Wyoming Liaisons Lori Olson and Chris McAtee report on another successful spring work party at the Miracle Mile airstrip. RAF volunteers were joined by those from Casper and Cheyenne EAA Chapters and put in some solid work the weekend of April 27-28.  This airstrip is located on the Miracle Mile section of the Platte River,…

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RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes received a $1,400 RAF grant to advance the RAF mission with the Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative (HCRC).  The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area encompasses 652,488 acres of backcountry hugging the borders of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho. Six primitive airstrips along the Snake River are formally recognized as public use. Richard and…

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Minnesota Ambassador Day job: Float & Aircraft Sales at Wipaire, Inc. Favorite airstrip: KLHV – Lock Haven, PA Next adventure: Somewhere with a tailwind and an unpaved runway

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Minnesota Ambassador Day job: Parts and Sales at NorthPoint Aviation Favorite Airstrip: The next one, or “Corni” (Cornucopia, WI) Next Adventure: I don’t know, and that is what I love about recreational flying. Flying with kids, it can be as simple as finding some old bicycles tied up at 52Y and heading into town to hunt Sasquatch!

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Nebraska Ambassador Day job: Retired in 2018 after 35 years as a respiratory therapist Favorite Airstrip: Locally: a farmer friend’s private grass strip. Overall: Big Creek, Idaho Next Adventure: Arizona desert during the winter

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Wisconsin State Liaison Trever knew at the young age of ten that he wanted to fly and own an airplane, just like his late father. By age 16, he’d saved enough money to buy a ¾ scale Piper Cub, the FP-202 Koala. After a bit of wood and fabric work, he made his first solo…

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A dozen volunteers pitched in on Saturday, April 6 for a work party at Minietta Mine airstrip in California’s Panamint Valley, just west of Death Valley National Park.  The airstrip provides access to a historic mining district. “There are numerous elaborate mining-era ruins, including Lookout City atop the nearby hill,” event captain Dustin Mosher said. He reported that…

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Utah State Liaison Wendy was introduced to aviation as a five-year-old when her family transferred overseas, but she had no dream of becoming a pilot. That all changed when, as a solution to a transportation problem, she took her first flight in a single engine airplane to visit college friends. Wendy was hooked!  Just three…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Reserve (T16), a public use airstrip in New Mexico. New Mexico State Liaison Ron Keller represented RAF at an initial meeting in 2017 with the Catron County Manager to…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Reserve (T16), a public use airstrip in New Mexico. New Mexico State Liaison Ron Keller represented RAF at an initial meeting in 2017 with the Catron County…

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