VOLUNTEERS INSTALL IRRIGATION AT CAVANAUGH BAY

Cavanaugh Bay homeowner, Idaho Aviation Association member, and RAF supporter Steve Pryor reports that thanks to well organized teamwork, an irrigation installation was completed at Cavanaugh Bay, 66S the weekend of May 4-5. Improvements at the parklike airport have been provided by Idaho Aeronautics, Idaho Aviation Association and the RAF. A substantial amount of volunteer work has…

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RYAN FIELD READIED FOR SPRING

Seventeen volunteers tackled annual spring cleanup and readiness at Ryan Field near West Glacier the first weekend of May. Working throughout typical Montana spring weather, they added eight tie-downs, set out chairs and picnic tables, cleaned bear boxes, removed brush, cut trees, bucked and stacked firewood, and seeded, fertilized and dragged runway areas. The barn…

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WORTH THE READ – JEANNE MACPHERSON GUEST EDITORIAL

Our many RAF supporters have such vast and varied experience, and we’re capturing some of their words of wisdom to share with you. This month’s guest editorial is by Jeanne MacPherson, a longtime RAF supporter. Here is her philosophy on life, and how it relates to flying . . . Can we ever become accomplished enough…

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RAF OUTFITTER MAY FEATURED ITEM

Mother’s Day is coming up and we have just the item to help you celebrate the mothers in your life. We recently received a special shipment of RAF necklaces. These custom-made RAF necklaces were created by Jeff Johnson, an RAF Supporter who specializes in making fine jewelry. They are handcrafted sterling silver on an 18″…

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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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LEGACY PLANNING SERIES: CHARITABLE SPLIT INTEREST TRUST

Split Interest Gifts to a Charity, such as the RAFAs the name implies, a split interest gift involves two or more parties. One is the donor, the second is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charity like the RAF. This is an irrevocable gift of an asset – typically a highly appreciated, yet previously untaxed one – to…

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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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