MEET US IN MAY!

The RAF will be attending many events in May. Look at our Event Calendar to learn where you can get involved! We’ll be at Cavanaugh Bay, ID May 3-5 for a weekend work party to repair/replace irrigation sprinklers and apply fertilizer to the runway. On May 4th, help us prepare Ryan Field in MT for the annual Ryan Fly-In. Bring your…

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VOLUNTEERS MAKE PROGRESS ON SACATON AMENITIES

Volunteers continue making improvements at the USFS airstrip at Sacaton, New Mexico, NM16 as part of the Challenge Cost Share agreement with the US Forest Service. Organized by RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller, RAF and New Mexico Pilots Association volunteers poured the concrete pad for the vault toilet recently, in spite of weather that…

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A SNAPSHOT OF THE RAF WAY

Throughout a week in late April, we took “snapshots” across this country of folks working hard and willingly demonstrating the RAF Way, and we’re proud to share them with you.  Our first glimpse is in Southeast Alaska, where Alaska Liaison Jeff DeFreest and his wife Kari gathered volunteers to rehabilitate a couple of public-use lakeside…

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ALASKA’S PUBLIC USE CABINS MAY BE IN JEOPARDY

The Tongass National Forest maintains 144 public use cabins acrosssoutheast Alaska for visitors to enjoy, offering access to a variety of recreationalopportunities. Yet many visitors are unaware there are cabins that can be rented andflown or boated to in the wilderness. Cabin use with road access has increased, but atpresent the majority of cabins require airplane access, and their preservation is comingunder the scrutiny of…

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ALL RAF’S COLLABORATORS ON OUR WEB SITE

The RAF is immensely proud of the great relationships our volunteers have created that have simply deepened over the past two decades. Sometimes called partners, donors, collaborators, or supporters, each has enriched the RAF mission with their confidence, advocacy, encouragement, and best of all, their valued trust and friendship.  You’ll find them under the “Advocacy” tab on…

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VOLUNTEER WITH THE RAF AT AIRVENTURE 2024!

We’ll be at AirVenture again this July, and invite you to volunteer with the RAF community at various events during the week! Again this year, we were invited to display in the US Forest Service booth in Hangar D. We are seeking volunteers to represent the RAF there during the week for an hour or two at a time. …

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RYAN FIELD 2024 REGISTRATION OPENS

This year’s RAF Ryan Field Fly-In takes place June 28-30 among the blooming beargrass near Glacier Park, Montana. Registration is free, but required for planning. Click here to register. Due to space limits, registration will be capped, so don’t wait. The Ryan Field Safety Briefing is required prior to flying in. Text “A” to 406-223-8069 for current conditions from…

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“GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE”

We’ve all heard that “Great minds think alike.” In the later part of 2023 the RAF sent our Supporters and Volunteers a survey. It was a first for the RAF, and we were gratified that you responded in such large numbers. What you told RAF leadership proved valuable. We saw that the survey results seem…

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RAF OUTFITTER APRIL FEATURED ITEMS

It’s time to gear up for warmer weather at the RAF Outfitter! Here are some of our favorite items for warm weather. The RAF BUFF is perfect for airstrip or yard work on a sunny day. Try our Swedish Dishcloths on your next camping adventure. They’re absorbent and very lightweight – perfect for airplane camping.…

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