RAF CELEBRATES WITH EAA AT OSH; HONORS VOLUNTEERS

The RAF kicked off AirVenture week on Monday, July 25 with Wisconsin Liaison Amanda Levin and Indiana Liaison Bill Steinmetz sharing “The RAF Way” with a captivated audience; Tuesday morning, RAF volunteers served donuts and coffee atop Hartzell’s rooftop booth again this year. “New and longtime RAF friends gathered to share flying stories, talk about the…

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WORK COMPLETED AT STEHEKIN, NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK

RAF Washington State Ambassador Ray Ballantyne reports that Washington State Department of Aviation and the RAF joined together to perform the annual cleanup of Stehekin State Airport, 6S9, in the North Cascades National Park in June.  Paul Wolf, State Airport Manager and his wife Deanna arrived by helicopter because there is no road access to this settlement above the…

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RAF COLLABORATION WITH USFS PRESERVES SILVER LAKE

RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes reported that continued collaboration in Oregon between the RAF and the US Forest Service has resulted in the preservation of Silver Lake airfield, 45S. “The Silver Lake Ranger District team recently mowed and re-established its edge markings and the 3,000 foot long runway is currently in excellent condition and ready…

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VOLUNTEERS COMPLETE NORTH FOX ISLAND MAINTENANCE

RAF Michigan Liaison General Grant reported that 13 planes and 20 volunteers landed at North Fox Island, 6Y3 July 8-10 to complete seasonal maintenance. The group accomplished mowing, trimming, and general maintenance of the airstrip and adjacent tie-down and camping area. They relocated the outhouse and filled the previous pit; they split and restocked firewood for camper use, and “Miles of trails were trimmed back and mowed,” he added.  Prior to departure, they replenished…

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SULLIVAN LAKE ANNUAL CLEANUP AND POTLUCK

“Enough work has been completed in past years that this year was pretty light,” RAF Washington State Liaison Dave Whitelaw said of the tasks scheduled at Sullivan Lake state airport, 09S. A group of about a dozen volunteers arrived early on the July 15-17 weekend and joined Washington State DOT Airport Manager Paul Wolf on…

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DOZENS TURN OUT FOR WORK AT SCHAFER

RAF Montana Liaison Scott Newpower reported that 18 planes showed up and about 25 people helped during the annual MPA/RAF/USFS cooperative volunteer work party at Shafer Meadows, 8U2. “Thanks to Montana Aeronautics and Karen Speeg for supporting this year’s work party again,” Newpower said.  The group completed several projects including replacing the sign board near…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: BARROWS FIELD, VIRGINIA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The August Featured Airstrip is Barrows Field, Virginia. The RAF is pleased to be a supporter of Barrows Field, VA04 along Catawba Creek in Fincastle, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Barrows is home to R&B Aircraft, makers…

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