VOLUNTEERS PREPARE RYAN FIELD FOR SUMMER SEASON

Approaching Ryan Field at pattern altitude the weekend of June 12-13, the place looked verdant and ready for mowing. As RAF Director Mike Perkins cut big swaths with the John Deere tractor, Mike and Nancy Hines mounted their pair of John Deere mowers, and expertly steered around cones, trees, tents, and tight places to finish…

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WORK COMPLETED AT SPOTTED BEAR IN THE FLATHEAD NF

On Saturday, May 29 approximately 20 people showed up representing the RAF, Montana Pilots Association, and Montana Aeronautics to help maintain Spotted Bear Forest Service airstrip along the South Fork of the Flathead River, just south of Hungry Horse Reservoir in northwest Montana. RAF Montana Liaison Scott Newpower reported that most drove in and camped,…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER JUNE FEATURED ITEM

This month’s Featured Item is our pink ponytail cap. This pink and tan C.C cap is perfect for on-the-go ladies! It comes in one size and has adjustable velcro on the back. The pink front of the cap has the RAF logo in tan. It has a mesh back that features a criss-cross design that…

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SAVE $1,000 ON A HARTZELL PROPELLER AND BOOST THE RAF

Now through the end of the year, Hartzell Propeller is offering RAF members a $1,000 discount on four propeller models designed for backcountry use. In addition, Hartzell is making a $250 contribution to the RAF mission for every member who buys a new Hartzell prop during this special offer. The RAF’s friends at Hartzell Propeller…

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PAVILION NEARS COMPLETION

The Trigger Gap pavilion is nearing completion, thanks to many generous donors and volunteers who gave their time at multiple workdays earlier this month. We’ll announce the opening once the lovely stonework is complete, and the public can enjoy using the new pavilion. Find details about Trigger Gap in the Airfield Guide. Trigger Gap airfield, (17A)…

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RILEY RECRUITED TO SERVE ON RAF BOARD

Tim Riley of Driggs, Idaho has agreed to step up from his RAF Idaho Liaison position to a seat on the RAF Board of Directors. Riley has devoted many volunteer hours organizing and assisting on airstrip improvements in Idaho and Montana. He has also worked closely with the US Forest Service to foster cooperation and support…

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ENJOY THE NEW CAMPGROUND AT BARROWS FIELD

Barrows Field (VA04) is an RAF supported grass airfield near Roanoke, VA in the Shenandoah Valley along the Catawba Creek. Barrows is home to R&B Aircraft, makers of Bearhawk aircraft. To make the field more of a recreational destination with amenities, owner Bob Barrows requested a little help from the RAF. RAF Virginia Liaison Alan White…

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NEW MEXICO AIRSTRIP ONGOING MAINTENANCE

The RAF cooperates with New Mexico Pilots Association, and during the weekend of April 30 to May 2 volunteers from both organizations met at Me-Own Airstrip, (1NM0) for a work party. This remote airstrip lies at an elevation of 7,554 and is special in that it is close to the Gila Wilderness Area, and immediately…

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REGISTRATION REQUESTED FOR RYAN FIELD WORK WEEKEND

Our Ryan Field (2MT1) work weekend is coming up the weekend of June 12-13. You are invited to help. RAF volunteers will serve lunch both days. Please register so we can plan food and parking. Bring work gloves, and it’s helpful if some folks bring chain saws and hand tools. If you are flying in, please be…

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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE RYAN FLY-IN!

The RAF’s annual Ryan Field Montana Fly-in (2MT1) is June 25-27, 2021. You must register for this event. Registration is free. We are excited to show off the barn and all the progress that is being made. RAF cooks will prepare dinner both evenings. We ask for a $15 per person donation for Friday’s dinner of brats and buns and chips; and…

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