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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BRUSHING UP AND LEANING IN

The snow has started to melt in our part of the world, the grass is greening up and it’s that time of year when heading to your favorite backcountry strip seems like just the right thing to do. It’s also a real good time to brush the dust off your flight manual and do some…

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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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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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RAF AND USFS COOPERATE ON ALASKA CABIN REPAIRS

After a year of planning the project and logistics with Seth Roseberry, Recreation Management Specialist with the US Forest Service in Ketchikan, RAF Alaska Liaison Jeff DeFreest organized a seven-day volunteer work party for maintenance at the SE Heckman Lake public use cabin. With the help of an RAF grant, the USFS had approved DeFreest’s plan, and the project…

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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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