Margie Prill

To say Margie Prill is husband (and RAF co-founder) Dan’s “backup” is true, but it only tells part of the story. “We hosted a burger barbecue in our hangar in Sand Coulee way back in about 2002. More than a dozen folks came, and the topic was backcountry recreational flying, and building interest in preserving…

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NEW VAULT TOILET INSTALLED AT SACATON, NEW MEXICO

There are plenty of reasons to enjoy tent camping at Sacaton Airstrip near Buckhorn, New Mexico. The runway lies along the Gila Wilderness with access to trails, including the Rain Creek trail. Anglers will enjoy plying Wilderness waters for Gila trout. And a new vault toilet has been installed for visitors.  New Mexico Pilots Association and…

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OUR TRUE NORTH

As aviators we often find ourselves in a discussion about these two directional guides. True North sure has a nice ring to it. Navigators have used it for centuries. But our magnetic compass is what technically keeps us heading in the right direction. Magnetic North has a way of shifting so we all know our…

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Bill McGlynn

Bill McGlynn was raised in Butte, Montana, and was so intent to learn to fly that he joined the Civil Air Patrol at Bert Mooney Field. But CAP activities were all about marching, not flying, so he jumped at the chance when a local pilot offered a ride. He loaded three kids in a Cessna…

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THE LASTING THING TO BUILD

It occurred to me that there is something more valuable to build and save than airstrips, and that is friendship. Friendship forms the backbone of any relationship, be it personal, professional, or organizational. Space does not allow for me to name all the people who have become the best of friends, thanks to the RAF.…

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RAF WORK PARTY AT WATERBURY REPORTED

RAF volunteers gathered in late July 2023 to make improvements to Waterbury Airport (N41) in Connecticut, as reported by General Aviation News on September 2, 2023. Read the story HERE. Submitted September 5, 2023.

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