GATEWAY TO TETON RECREATION GETS AMENITIES

RAF Idaho Liaison Tim Riley reports that the improvements to the airport camping facility at Driggs Airport, (KDIJ) are ready for use. The project was a collaborative effort between the RAF, the Idaho Aviation Association, (IAA), the City of Driggs, and its Airport Board. Thanks to financial support from each, a 12′ x 16′ cedar pilot shelter,…

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BILL ABLES

After family, service to community is Bill Ables’ next driving thought and motivation. He was raised in Pendleton, OR and graduated from Oregon State University as a Wildlife Biologist in 1973. He always loved the idea of flying, and earned his pilot license in 1975; but was drawn to a career in public service in the…

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JOHN “JC” CARROLL

Indiana Ambassador Day job: Captain of a major airline. Favorite airstrip: I have two “favorite” airstrips. The first being the place I’m landing on right now as it’s likely a place of my choice.  Next is Ryan Field.  Enough said about that place as it speaks for itself.  Next adventure: My next adventure is jumping in my 185 and…

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RAF OBSERVES SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS

No doubt all RAF friends and supporters are eager to participate in recreational flying and the special social opportunities that come with it.  While airstrips are open, the RAF is observing social distancing, and is not participating in any events, for the health and safety of all. Watch the RAF Event Calendar for updates, and…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: DOUBLE CIRCLE RANCH

The Double Circle Ranch (Z66) is located on the Clifton District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest roughly 29 miles northeast of Safford, Arizona. The ranch, homesteaded in 1878, was one of the largest ranches of the southwest. In the 1950’s the then ranch owners built a log cabin lodge, bunk house, and airstrip in…

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