FEATURED AIRSTRIPS: MISSOURI BREAKS

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument spans 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River “Breaks” country, a label adapted from the Lewis and Clark journals. They called the precipitous elevations “broken land,” as it was the most challenging terrain the Corps of Discovery encountered on their epic journey from St. Louis to the Pacific. The Monument includes six backcountry airstrips…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: SPIRAL JETTY, UTAH

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Spiral Jetty in Utah, where you can experience 70s land art. Utah Back County Pilots volunteers kicked off their springtime airstrip clean-up efforts with the 2,000-ft long dirt Spiral Jetty airstrip. “The…

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JUNE FEATURED AIRSTRIP: RYAN FIELD, MONTANA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. In honor of our 20th anniversary month, we’re featuring Ryan Field, Montana. The last twenty years have seen incredible change at a very special place called Ryan Field, 2MT1. What began as a quarter section of forest near West Glacier,…

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MARCH FEATURED AIRSTRIP: WAKULLA, FLORIDA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Wakulla, Florida. “As for things to do here … plenty!” says Wakulla County Airport Manager Steve Fults, of the airport, 2J0, 25 nm south of Tallahassee, Florida. Its location should say it all, Panacea –…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: CREIGHTON ISLAND, GEORGIA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The November Featured Airstrip is Creighton Island, Georgia. It would be hard to find an airfield with more diverse recreational offerings than Creighton Island. Located on Georgia’s coast roughly halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, FL, it’s one of the…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: FORT KENT, MAINE

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The June Featured Airstrip is Fort Kent, Maine. “It’s a good time to visit Fort Kent, Maine,” RAF Maine Liaison Andy Rowe says, of this naturally beautiful airfield in Maine’s northernmost region. Fort Kent Airfield, FTKEN is…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: NOBLE COUNTY, OHIO, I10

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places.The May Featured Airstrip is Noble County (I10) Ohio. “Noble County Airport is the single access point for Wolf Run State Park Fly In Camp Area,” RAF Ohio Liaison Christine Mortine says. It lies in the Appalachian Plateau…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: AMIGOS DEL CIELO, NEW MEXICO

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The April Featured Airstrip is Amigos del Cielo, NM. If you seek mountain views, mountain biking, and truly dark skies – or maybe an indoor movie – the place to explore is Amigos del Cielo airport, NM90 near…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: ALTON BAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The March Featured Airstrip is Alton Bay, NH, where ice landings are a tradition. “Come land on the only FAA-sanctioned Ice Runway in the Lower Forty-eight and get your Ice Wings and Ice Chip,” RAF New Hampshire Liaison…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: BLACKWATER, FLORIDA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places.  When you’re ready to “get away from it all,” the RAF suggests Blackwater airfield (8FD3) near Munson, Florida 33 nm northeast of Pensacola. Florida State Forestry owns the airfield, and the RAF partners with the agency in…

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