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 Havana Regional in Illinois, (9I0) in a small town located on the Illinois River. “Havana is away from city lights and has a spectacular night sky,” says Illinois Liaison Mike Purpura. …

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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 Nehalem Bay State Airport in Oregon. Set between the ocean and a bay, Nehalem Bay State is located along the Oregon Coast just 86 miles west of Portland.  Situated…

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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 Reserve in New Mexico. Reserve Airport (T16) is a public use airport located approximately 6 miles west of Reserve, New Mexico. New Mexico State Liaison Ron Keller represented the…

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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 Arcadia Airport, (X06) in Florida. Arcadia is a great example of cooperation between the RAF, local pilot volunteers, city officials, and local businesspersons. In 2012, a group concerned that…

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Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month’s Featured Airstrip is Blackwater Airstrip in Florida. Blackwater Airfield 8FD3 is a Florida Forest Service(FFS) airfield to which the FFS is willing to permit public access on a ‘request’ basis, should…

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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 Escalante Airport in Utah, (1L7). This 5,000 ft paved runway is just southeast of town on Highway 12, the “Journey Through Time Scenic Byway”, and is lined on both…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip where RAF has had involvement. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is in Newport, NH. New Hampshire’s Newport/Parlin Field Airport (2B3) is an active “go-to” place for aviators, townspeople, and local organizations who use its facilities and grounds for activities of all sorts.…

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You’d have a hard time finding a more beautiful setting than Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (KDIJ), located on the Idaho side of the Grand Tetons. “Driggs is a world class destination for the pilot community, with access to hiking, biking, fishing, floating, golf and a small town with numerous shops and restaurants,” RAF Idaho Liaison Tim Riley said.…

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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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The Minam River Lodge is located in northeast Oregon, deep in the heart of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Originally built in 1950 by local outfitters as a small hunting lodge, over the decades and through a succession of owners, the Lodge fell into disrepair. RAF member Barnes Ellis purchased the property in 2011 with the ambition of…

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