VOLUNTEERS WORK ON SIX HELLS CANYON STRIPS

RAF Oregon Ambassador Bill Ables reports that more than two dozen volunteers arrived to clean up airstrips in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area on April 23.  What may surprise some is that Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge. The Snake River is known for whitewater rafting, jet boating, fishing and access to native sacred…

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INNOVATOR AND FABRICATOR BUILDS AND DONATES TURF ROLLER

RAF supporter and skilled fabricator Joel Wyttenbach learned that Cornucopia Airfield WI23 needed a turf roller to smooth mole hills and prepare the surface for aircraft use. “Organizations like this are made of people with a lot of different abilities,” he said. “I could help out Corny with a roller, and had to take the opportunity to…

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MACKIE RANCH GETS COMPOSTING TOILET

Mackie Ranch lies at 5,642 elevation a few miles south of Enterprise, Utah surrounded by the Dixie National Forest. Owner Justin Mackie opened the airstrip for public use. Mackie, a supporter of both the RAF and Utah Back Country Pilots (UBCP), has cleared room for aircraft parking, a porta-potty and fire ring. Now he is creating…

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Bob Christensen

Bob Christensen of Ashton, Idaho may claim a healthy case of beginner’s luck, but those who know him would say he is simply quite skilled. His first aircraft fabric recover job was on his own “basket case” 1947 PA-11 Cub, which he’d put back together and flew to Airventure in Oshkosh. His friends encouraged him…

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RAF OUTFITTER MAY FEATURED ITEM

This durable 17″ bag is manufactured by eqpd for the RAF. The bottom section is made of a breathable, basket-like, 100% recycled mesh. The handles are padded and reinforced and they snap together. This bag is bleach-safe and can hold over six times the weight that a standard paper or plastic single-use bag can hold. Made in…

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