Arkansas’s Trigger Gap airfield, (17A) was restocked on Valentine’s weekend with plenty of firewood, split and ready for each of the two firepits within the camping areas. RAF supporter Harper Goodwin and his wife Dianne live near the field, and hosted a crew of RAF volunteers to clean up their front yard of downed trees,…

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RAF Alaska Liaison Al Clayton shared a fascinating written account about the snow plane his father, Al Clayton, Sr. built in the mid 1950s. “It was a great vehicle to travel through snow, especially on frozen rivers in Interior Alaska,” the elder Clayton penned in a short story before his passing. He modeled it after vehicles he’d seen…

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The RAF shared a double booth with the Arizona Pilots Association at Arizona’s annual Copperstate Fly-In Expo and Buckeye Air Fair February 6-9. Buckeye is west of Phoenix, and claims to be the third fastest-growing city in the US. The spread lining the 5,500-ft runway hosted several dozen outdoor displays, 38 indoor displays, plus four pavilions where…

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On Thursday, March 5 we will debut our next RAF Backcountry Boutique logo item. Be sure to check out the RAF website or Facebook page on the morning of the 5th. We sell small quantities of each Backcountry Boutique item and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Thanks to all who have supported the RAF mission…

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The OZ1 Flying Club based in Bentonville, Arkansas presented a “Downed Aircraft” survival course on February 1, based on techniques to stay alive until help arrives. The all-day course was held at Arkansas’s Sugar Creek airfield, (58AR). The class was limited to 25 participants and filled up with pilots who ranged in flying experience from…

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