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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When winter comes to New England, the seaplane base at Alton Bay, (B18) on Lake Winnepausakee starts to freeze.  Local volunteers watch it closely for an ice thickness of 12 inches – the magic number that triggers contact with the NHDOT Aeronautical Division. This is normally late January or early February. Once NHDOT gives the green light, volunteers plow a  2600′ x…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Trigger Gap in Arkansas. Trigger Gap is a 3000’ x 75’ strip located in Berryville, Arkansas. Amenities include camping, canoeing and picnicking. The RAF raised funds for…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Bowstring in Minnesota. Bowstring, (9Y0), is a 2,500 ft grass strip in a beautiful setting just east of Bowstring Lake. The airstrip offers recreational opportunities like camping, fishing and hiking,…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Sullivan Lake in Washington. In the northeast corner of Washington State, Sullivan Lake offers the opportunity to land on either water or land. Float planes can land on the pristine…

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