The RAF is primarily volunteer-driven, meaning your donations go directly toward on-the-ground projects that further the RAF mission to preserve, maintain, and create airstrips for recreational access. Volunteer RAF state liaisons identify projects, then apply for RAF funds. A grants committee – made up of State Liaisons, RAF members and an RAF Director – then reviews…

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The RAF Annual Ryan Field Weekend on June 28-30 will again feature an Out West theme. Fly or drive in and join us at the beautiful airstrip near West Glacier, Montana, 2MT1. We’ve reserved restauranteur Mike Lindemer and his food truck for Friday and Saturday dinner. If you attended the Seeley Lake Fly-in immediately after the AOPA…

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Your help is needed! Custer-Gallatin National Forest has released its Draft plan. The public comment period ends Thursday, June 6, 2019. This Forest encompasses more than three million acres in SW Montana and South Dakota. There are six mountain ranges within the Forest complex. Montana Liaison Ron Normandeau says this Draft “portrays a prejudice against…

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“This year’s annual Winter’s Finally Over (WFO) hangar party saw the biggest attendance we have ever had with well over two hundred people,” RAF Wisconsin Liaison Jeff Russell reports. The gathering happened on Saturday, May 18 at Morey Airport in Middleton, WI, and “was very successful and generated a lot of interest in the RAF, and $3,500 in…

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Administrative Director Spending her childhood outdoors with family in the mountains surrounding Butte, Montana, Tricia learned all there was to know about setting up a tent, cooking over a campfire and enjoying sharing stories around the fire under the night sky. Aviation was not something she spent much time thinking about. Along came boyfriend John,…

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Wisconsin Ambassador Day job: Field Marketing Representative for a crop insurance company Favorite airstrip: Adams County, Legion Field (63C) Next adventure: To fly in the mountains in the western US and then fly my plane to Alaska

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West Virginia Ambassador Day job:  Retired from my apple and peach orchard and construction companies, still own and operate a movie theatre and rental properties, president of county planning commission Favorite airstrip: Potomac Airpark (W35) in Berkeley Springs, WV – my home base.  A quiet private strip alongside the Potomac River that holds friends and truly marvelous memories…

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Washington Ambassador Day job: Hospital Chaplain Favorite Airstrip: Any place in or near Hells Canyon Next Adventure: Wilson Bar

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Montana and Texas Ambassador Day job: Estate and business succession planning Favorite airstrip: Driggs, Idaho: great skiing, fishing, Warbirds Cafe, and museum Next adventure: Big Bend, Texas

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