TIM RILEY

Director Tim Riley has devoted many volunteer hours organizing and assisting on airstrip improvements in Idaho and Montana. He has also worked closely with the US Forest Service to foster cooperation and support RAF goals on public lands across the country. Riley is a native of upstate New York. His introduction to aviation was as a…

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SAVE $1,000 ON A HARTZELL PROPELLER AND BOOST THE RAF

Now through the end of the year, Hartzell Propeller is offering RAF members a $1,000 discount on four propeller models designed for backcountry use. In addition, Hartzell is making a $250 contribution to the RAF mission for every member who buys a new Hartzell prop during this special offer. The RAF’s friends at Hartzell Propeller…

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PAVILION NEARS COMPLETION

The Trigger Gap pavilion is nearing completion, thanks to many generous donors and volunteers who gave their time at multiple workdays earlier this month. We’ll announce the opening once the lovely stonework is complete, and the public can enjoy using the new pavilion. Find details about Trigger Gap in the Airfield Guide. Trigger Gap airfield, (17A)…

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RILEY RECRUITED TO SERVE ON RAF BOARD

Tim Riley of Driggs, Idaho has agreed to step up from his RAF Idaho Liaison position to a seat on the RAF Board of Directors. Riley has devoted many volunteer hours organizing and assisting on airstrip improvements in Idaho and Montana. He has also worked closely with the US Forest Service to foster cooperation and support…

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ENJOY THE NEW CAMPGROUND AT BARROWS FIELD

Barrows Field (VA04) is an RAF supported grass airfield near Roanoke, VA in the Shenandoah Valley along the Catawba Creek. Barrows is home to R&B Aircraft, makers of Bearhawk aircraft. To make the field more of a recreational destination with amenities, owner Bob Barrows requested a little help from the RAF. RAF Virginia Liaison Alan White…

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NEW MEXICO AIRSTRIP ONGOING MAINTENANCE

The RAF cooperates with New Mexico Pilots Association, and during the weekend of April 30 to May 2 volunteers from both organizations met at Me-Own Airstrip, (1NM0) for a work party. This remote airstrip lies at an elevation of 7,554 and is special in that it is close to the Gila Wilderness Area, and immediately…

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REGISTRATION REQUESTED FOR RYAN FIELD WORK WEEKEND

Our Ryan Field (2MT1) work weekend is coming up the weekend of June 12-13. You are invited to help. RAF volunteers will serve lunch both days. Please register so we can plan food and parking. Bring work gloves, and it’s helpful if some folks bring chain saws and hand tools. If you are flying in, please be…

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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE RYAN FLY-IN!

The RAF’s annual Ryan Field Montana Fly-in (2MT1) is June 25-27, 2021. You must register for this event. Registration is free. We are excited to show off the barn and all the progress that is being made. RAF cooks will prepare dinner both evenings. We ask for a $15 per person donation for Friday’s dinner of brats and buns and chips; and…

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RAF CALENDAR BACK ON WEBSITE

The RAF calendar is back up on our website, and we will be adding to it in the coming weeks. Visit the calendar to read about upcoming fly-ins and work parties, including the Ryan Field fly-in scheduled for the last weekend in June. We add events that are happening all over the country, so be on the lookout for…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: CORNUCOPIA

Each month we highlight an airstrip where the RAF has had involvement. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Cornucopia in Wisconsin, (WI23) a 2,010 x 80-ft turf runway on the south shore of Lake Superior, adjacent to the magnificent Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. “Not only is…

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